Mechanical pencil. Description: pencil in silver encasement with decorative designs on pull-out adjusting knob and having pocket clip.

Measuring tape. Description: graduated in 10ths and links for surveying purposes. Leather case, 6" diameter, marked #6. Remarks: George Davidson Collection from John Howell Books.


Survey instrument. Description: polished brass instrument designated a Gradientor by George Davidson, with mounts, prisms of lenses. In wooden case, penciled: "George Davidson, 1886" in bottom...


Clinical thermometer made for consumer use, distributed by The Owl Drug Co. chain which had stores in many California cities including Oakland, San Francisco and Los Angeles. A: Thermometer of...

Untitled (Eleven Men with Beards, Top Hats and Vests)

Images containing the very distinctive carpet seen in this daguerreotype are identified as being from the studio of William Shew


Geometric union case, screw-in type (Krainik #732). Also known as an "oreo" case by collectors.


Union case, scroll design; circular, screw-in cover (Krainik #766). Case considered "scarce."

May 29, 1879|c.1860

Union case (brown), geometric design; circular, screw-in cover (Krainik #743). Case considered "scarce." Tintype inscribed "May 29,1879."


Union case, geometric design; circular (Krainik #753). Case considered "scarce."

c. 1973

Glazed porcelain and wood sculpture consists of a white teacup and saucer in the center of a circular clay ground with small holes similar to the texture of coral. The teacup lies on its side and...

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