Over the last 50 years I have accumulated a large number of books, and a small number of collectable scientific instruments.  Having retired 6 years ago and recently moved house, I need to dispose of some of these, in addition to some furniture.   The items described below are for sale/disposal to a good home.   If you are interested in acquiring any of these, please email me and make me an offer - no reasonable offer refused.  Collection in person (HD9 area) preferred but I can arrange carriage at cost.  

This page updated 16/12/2016

Scientific Instruments.


  Bureau unit - bookcase/display cupboard, sitting on bureau/drawers.  This is one piece of furniture - it doesn't split into two sections.

  A useful tallboy unit.

  A display case with glass sliding doors, over a cupboard.

  This is a bookcase I made myself, from sapele veneered MDF.  It separates into top and bottom units.

  I also made this unit to fit in the space available.

I've had 23 years service from this piano which I bought refurbished.  Had to get a smaller new one when we moved.


Crookes type X-ray tube - appears to be in good condition, but I've never used it.
Crookes type X-ray tube Detail of wording on the tube

Electrically Maintained Tuning Fork - two models available.  I have used these, and they did work - but modern electronic devices are much more useful now!
Electrically maintained tuning forks

Galvanometer - needs some renovation work
.   Galvanometer

Wattmeter - made by Crompton Parkinson. I assume this still works, but I've never used it.
Crompton Wattmeter