Rare Victorian parcel gilt brass gyroscope by Negretti & Zambra, London, c1865

Gilt Brass Gyroscope by Negretti & Zambra, c1865


Image of Negretti & Zambra GyroscopeA very good gilt brass and bell metal gyroscope by Negretti & Zambra, c1865. Constructed in brass, bell metal and steel, flared base with stem pivot and signed by the maker “Negretti & Zambra, Instrument Maker to Her Majesty, London.” Outer gimbal with release screw and transport keeper; inner gimbal with steel pivots and accessories; gilt brass rotor set on a steel shaft.

A truly wonderful thing…Acquired in essentially untouched condition, the instrument has been stripped, pivots polished, the rotor reset. More time has been spent admiring and playing with this than sensible. A rare item, especially by this premier London maker, this is an object with great aesthetic charm, scientific interest and very collectable.

Dimensions: 9½” high

Stock No: SI0398

Price: £580

Image of Negretti & Zambra Gyroscope
Image of Negretti & Zambra Gyroscope
Image of Negretti & Zambra Gyroscope
Image of Negretti & Zambra Gyroscope
Image of Negretti & Zambra Gyroscope

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