Cameras and Scientific Instruments

Historically considered a male dominated collecting field, this seems to becoming less true as time moves forward.

With renewed interest from the professional and keen amateur photographer alike, the interest in good quality professional cameras such Nikon, Hasselblad, and Rolliflex, along with their accessories seems to be getting stronger, while the Leica cameras remain in a class of their own.

The department also deals with items related to photography such as early photographs and their albums, postcards and general ephemera, glass slides, viewers, projectors, early films and many other items besides.

Scientific Instruments can be a varied field ranging from antique globes, sextants, geometry instruments and rulers to vintage calculators and computers, and as such gives great scope to the collector.

With 11 antique and collectors sales throughout the year and weekly general sales, many of which include cameras and scientific instruments, Bourne End Auctions are well positioned to handle the sales of these items.



Mark Baldwin

01628 531500



Departmental Highlights

64 may 2014Hammer Price £280 : A Victorian silver plated, gilt metal and ebonized wooden kaleidoscope.
barographHammer Price £170 : Negretti and Zambra oak and glazed cased barograph.
150 Nov 2014 (2)Hammer Price £280 : T & J Ainsley, a 19th century mahogany cased sextant. Add text here…

Hammer Price £280 : A Fullers spiral slide ruler with handle by Stanley, London in original mahogany box, circa 1902.

Hammer price £220 : A boxed 1941 World War II Spitfire compass, type P8.


Hammer Price £240 : A 1920s British Empire Globe on turned wooden base.

202 mar 2012Hammer Price £200 : J H Steward Victorian rosewood stereoscope, along with a box containing a selection of glass slides depicting topographical views around the world, taken, by repute, by the photographer G W Wilson.

Hammer Price £80 : The Gerber Scientific Instrument Company, The Gerber Graph Analogue boxed with instruction manual, along with two boxed Otis King pocket calculators