Navigational instruments allowed us to discover new countries and circumnavigate the globe. Telescopes found new planets and stars, while microscopes showed us our inner world.
Surveying instruments which include compasses, levels and theodolites have allowed us to accurately map the world, while medical instruments, including surgical items, medicine cabinets, phials, ear-trumpets and pestle and mortar are all increasing in stature among collectors worldwide.
Scientific, Shipping and Medical Instruments.
We give little thought to the achievements of the past few centuries in terms of how things got done! Instead we concentrate on the human aspects of discovery and achievement.
The engineering and invention of early instrument builders has become regarded as one of the most important aspects in the advancement of human knowledge. Many feats achieved over recent centuries defy belief, most of which we now take for granted.
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