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The Antique Science and Technology Fair. The premier, international event at which can be seen, for sale, the largest selection of antique scientific and medical instruments, vintage technology, books and related items.

The National Vintage Communication Fair  May 2012 (check site for date)Collectors fair specialising in early technology, such as early radios, television receivers, gramophones, telephones, classic valve hi-fi and all manner of electrical and mechanical antiques & collectables


Quekett Microscopical Club Dedicated to optical microscopy, modern and historical, amateur and professional.

The Scientific Instrument Society Formed in April 1983 to bring together people with a specialist interest in scientific instruments, ranging from precious antiques to electronic devices only recently out of production

The British Vintage Wireless Society The British Vintage Wireless Society (BVWS) is a society of approximately 1700 World-wide members sharing a common interest in the preservation and communication of technical and historical data, and the preservation and restoration of Vintage radio and related equipment

The Oughtred Society The slide rule collecting society, dedicated to the preservation and history of slide rules and other calculating instruments.

Collectors' Sites

The Cathode Ray Tube Site A collector's site that includes Crookes and Geissler tubes, X-ray and CRT tubes, video camera tubes and induction coils.

History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications From the first submarine cable of 1850 to the worldwide fibre optic network.

Sparkmuseum Spark Museum, vintage radio and scientific apparatus.

Fons Vanden Berghen Telegraph Collection collection of images of some of the instruments in the fantastic collection of Fons Vanden Berghen.

The Virtual Museum of the History of Mineralogy The Museum brings together photographs and descriptions of historical objects related to early mineralogical and crystallographic sciences.

Museum optischer Instrumente Museum of Optical Instruments in German.

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