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Negretti and Zambra London anemometer in leather case

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Dating from the post WW1 period, this upright portable air meter by Negretti & Zambra comes with its original spigot inside the velvet lined leather case.
The dial reads '200-3000 F.P.M. No C14058, Negretti & Zambra, London, Made in England ' and incorporates 3 subsidary dials measuring 100's 1000's and 10,000's, with a large sweep hand which is graduated from 0 - 100.
A particular feature of this model worth noting is the pear-shaped base for improved stability on flat surfaces.
The leather case is in particularly good condition, with all original stitching intact and includes the (fabric) correction card affixed to the inside flap.
The aluminium vanes are undamaged and spin very easily to give a reading from even a gentle breeze.
A fine example in working order and very good condition throughout.

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£170
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Biram type mining air meter by Negretti & Zambra

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This is a superb condition Negretti & Zambra medium speed air meter, complete with velvet lined leather case.
This is the rarer Biram design with the aluminium dial reading 'No 5379, AIR METER to 100,000 FEET, NEGRETTI & ZAMBRA, LONDON' and incorporates 3 dials measuring 100's 1000's and 10,000's with a large sweep hand on main dial which is graduated from 0 - 100.
Constructed in blackened brass with no paint loss, this is a fine example of a mining air flow meter in full working order, and exceptional condition throughout, it also comes with it's original ivorine correction plate inside the case.

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SC1811    
Negretti & Zambra airmeter in fitted case

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This is an upright version of a High speed air meter by Negretti & Zambra with its fitted leather case & spigot attachment.
The dial reads 'No 7668, High Speed Air Meter to 100,000 Feet, Made in England, Negretti & Zambra, London, and incorporates 3 subsidary dials measuring 100's 1000's and 10,000's, with a large sweep hand which is graduated from 0 - 100.
In excellent condition with no paint loss on the body, it is in good working order, all dials register as they should and reset fully.
The aluminium vanes are undamaged and spin very easily to give a reading from even a gentle breeze.
Comes with its correction card & single instruction sheet.

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Negretti & Zambra airmeter in fitted case

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This example of a Low Speed air meter by Negretti & Zambra London comes complete with spigot and correction cards, all in a fitted wooden case.
The brushed aluminium dial reads 'Low Speed Air Meter to 1000 Feet, No 3706, Negretti & Zambra London.'
There is a small subsidary dial measuring 100's and a large sweep hand on main dial which is graduated from 0 - 100.
The mica vanes are complete and spin very easily to give a reading from even a gentle breeze. Blackened brass construction, with no paint loss, this is another fine example from a much respected maker, in full working order, and in very good condition.

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  SOLD SC1745    
Vintage air meter by Lowne Instruments London

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This early 20th century Lowne Instruments medium speed airmeter comes complete with velvet lined leather case including it's original spigot and instruction sheet.
The dial reads 'AIR METER TO 100,000 FEET, No L 812, LOWNE INSTRUMENTS LONDON' and incorporates 3 dials measuring 100's 1000's and 10,000's with a large sweep hand on main dial which is graduated from 0 - 100.
Of blackened brass construction, with only minimal paint loss, this is a fine example in full working order and excellent condition throughout.
Robert Mann Lowne began manufacturing around 1870, specialising in air meters which he made for both Casella & Negretti & Zambra, and this continued into the 20th century.

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  SOLD SC1700    
Rare Negretti & Zambra extra high speed air meter to 10 Million feet!

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This is a very rare extra high speed air meter by Negretti & Zambra which unlike the the 100,000 feet dial range of normal high speed models, has a massive range of 10,000,000 feet and a speed range between 300 - 9000 feet per minute.
In excellent condition all round, it comes complete with original spigot, all in a fitted leather case, with correction card and instruction sheet.
The dial reads 'Air Meter 10,000,000 Feet, Negretti & Zambra, London, Extra High Speed, No 6818, and incorporates 5 subsidary dials measuring 100's, 1000's, 10,000's, 100,000's, and Millions, with a large sweep hand which is graduated from 0 - 100.
In full working order it still retains all of its original black coating, with complete aluminium vanes which spin very easily to give a reading from even a gentle breeze.

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  SOLD SC1600    
English made 19th century pocket sextant signed G A Boettger Capetown

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This is a rare opportunity to buy a piece of TV memorabilia with this vintage airflow meter by Negretti & Zambra which was used as one of the props in the 5th series of Celebrity Big Brother in January 2007.
It featured in the Manor House task and was used as an object of interest by the celebrities in the show. These included Jermaine Jackson, Shilpa Shetty, Dirk Benedict and the late Jade Goody.
Scientific Collectables was one of the task suppliers credited as such on the Channel 4 website Big Brother Task Suppliers page
and supplied a number of vintage and antique instruments for the task , of which this was one, directly to Endemol the TV company who produced the programme for Channel 4, and this will come with a copy of the hire agreement signed by their representative.
Mounted on a wooden display plinth, the dial reads ‘No 5847 AIR METER TO 100,000 FEET, NEGRETTI & ZAMBRA, LONDON’.
It’s the upright version and incorporates 3 dials measuring 100's, 1000's and 10,000's and a large sweep hand on main dial which is graduated from 0 - 100.
This instrument is in perfect working order, and in very good cosmetic condition throughout, with very little paint loss, and the plinth size is 7” x 4”.
The aluminium vanes are intact and spin freely, and the dials can be reset with the brass knurled knob.
Not only is this a super item in its own right by a much sought after maker, but it also has the added interest of having featured in a high profile TV show.

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  SOLD SC1409    
Negretti & Zambra London, upright model of air meter

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This is an upright version of a Medium speed air meter by Negretti & Zambra and comes in its fitted wooden case.
The dial reads 'Air Meter to 100,000 Feet, Negretti & Zambra, London, No 4111, and incorporates 3 subsidary dials measuring 100's 1000's and 10,000's, with a large sweep hand which is graduated from 0 - 100.
In very good condition with only a little paint loss, and some minor tarnishing on the aluminium pillars.
In good working order, all dials register as they should and reset fully.
The aluminium vanes are undamaged and spin very easily to give a reading from even a gentle breeze.
It dates to the early part of the 20th century, and is complete including the spigot for attaching to an extension pole.
There is also a correction plate inside the lid.

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  SOLD SC1360    
Antique anemometer by F Robson Newcastle upon Tyne

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A fine example of an early medium speed air meter by F Robson of Newcastle upon Tyne.
In very good condition all round , it comes complete with original spigot , all in a handsome fitted wooden case which also contains Robsons metal nameplate.
The dial reads 'Air Meter to 100,000 Feet, F Robson & Co, Newcastle, No 2139, and incorporates 3 subsidary dials measuring 100's 1000's and 10,000's. In working order, the aluminium vanes are complete and spin very easily to give a reading from even a gentle breeze.
Made of brass construction this is a rare anemometer dating to the last quarter of the 19th century by a much sought after maker, renowned for top quality instruments.

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  SOLD SC1110    
Casella medium speed Airflow meter

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A nice example of a medium speed air meter by Casella London (upright version). It comes complete with its spigot attachment, in a fitted leather case and the dial reads 'Air Meter to 100,000 Feet, No 4319, Casella London'.
There are three subsidary dials measuring 100's, 1000's, and 10,000's plus a large sweep hand on main dial which is graduated from 0 - 100. The aluminium vanes are complete and spin very easily to give a reading from even a gentle breeze. In full working order, and generally in good condtion, although the blackened brass body has some small areas of paint loss.

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  SOLD SC1086    
19th century air meter by Negretti & Zambra

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This is an upright version of a portable air meter by Negretti & Zambra with its fitted wooden case, which dates to the latter part of the 19th century.
The dial reads 'Air Meter to 100,000 Feet, Negretti & Zambra, London, No 2773, and incorporates 3 subsidary dials measuring 100's 1000's and 10,000's, with a large sweep hand which is graduated from 0 - 100.
In excellent condition with very little paint loss, it is in good working order, all dials register as they should, and reset fully. The aluminium vanes are undamaged and spin very easily to give a reading from even a gentle breeze.
The mahogany fitted case has a fine split on the lid panel but has been repinned with small brass nails and the case is now in sound condition. The lid fastens with a brass hook and there is a very elegant brass carry handle.
It comes with the spigot for attaching to an extension pole, and also a paper correction chart from Negretti & Zambra dated 1952, which is probably when it was last calibrated.

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  SOLD SC1257    
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