Mitch Attenson Inventor/Philanthropist/Scientist wonderful Collections!
Cash appreciated or a check is fine!
Credit with 3.5% surcharge!
We do not ship or pre-sell or hold anything & you must attend in person to make a purchase!
If you are a big buyer of books or anything else, please bring your own boxes! Everyone is also welcome to bring their own heavy duty reusable bags!
I will accept donations of your paper or plastic grocery bags, thanks!
We are going to have an advertised clearance day on Tuesday August 3rd 12-5 PM
We do not ship & you must attend in person to make a purchase! We do not pre-sell or hold anything!!
This is the fascinating collection of antique brass & other scientific instruments, books on science, the natural world, electricity & the arts and household furnishings of Dr. Thomas F. Peterson
THE FOLLOWING IS FROM Dr. Peterson's tribute in the CWRU paper The Daily
"Thomas Peterson loved laboratories.
Whether the site of invention was a high-tech space in the Biomedical Research Building or one built in his own home, Peterson delighted in inquiry and experimentation—as well as discussions with people who shared his passions.
The Northeast Ohio inventor and entrepreneur died earlier this month at 85, and those on campus who had the opportunity to interact with Peterson are mourning his passing.
“Tom was both an incredible supporter of science and an accomplished scientist himself,” said Drew Adams, an assistant professor in the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences.
But Peterson’s interests at the university stretched beyond Adams’ high-throughput screening machines. He also served as a member of the medical school’s Dean’s Visiting Committee, Commission to Advance Academic Medicine and Cancer Council, and was a founding member of the Brain Health Council.
Those who knew Peterson well remember his significant contributions to the groups’ discussions.
“He loved insight and creative integration in biomedical and physical sciences,” said Stan Gerson, interim dean of the School of Medicine and director of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. “From his own experiences, he understood that those elements represent the best way to address such complex challenges as neurodegenerative disease and cancer—and, ultimately, bring promising solutions to patients.”
Peterson’s interest in science and innovation emerged early. By the time he was 13, he had filed a patent for a perpetual calendar that the federal government approved within three years. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), but had to return to Cleveland before graduating when his father became ill. Peterson joined Preformed Line Products, the now-global company his father had founded after inventing an advanced protective rod to cover conducting lines for electric utilities.
The younger Peterson stayed for a decade, but continued to pursue an interest in photography that had been inspired by one of his MIT professors, Hal “Doc” Edgerton, later renowned for his work with strobe lighting devices and contributions to sonar technology. Peterson eventually founded Motion Picture Sound Inc., which provided audio services for corporate and government projects as well as Hollywood movies such as A Christmas Story. He later published journal articles with MIT faculty involving aspects of electric charges.
Peterson also was an avid reader and collector of books. Over time his library grew to include several thousand volumes, including some dating back hundreds of years and first editions of works by Franklin and Galileo. (I am not implying that there are first editions here by Benjamin Franklin or Galileo! Cultural institutions were bequeathed his best possessions!! We do however have many thousands of truly unusual & great books & etc. to sell)!
At Case Western Reserve Peterson’s interest also spanned multiple disciplines, among them physics and geology, the Dittrick Medical History Museum, and the sound technology of the systems used at the Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center. Still, in his later years, he was particularly interested in work against some of the world’s most daunting medical challenges. Among them was multiple sclerosis, a prominent focus of the work of Adams and Tesar.
“His support hugely impacted my lab’s work and the work of so many of my colleagues,” Adams said. “His warmth and enthusiasm will be dearly missed''.
Don't miss this unique sale as we have everything one needs for a Cabinet of Curiosities or “Mad Scientist's” laboratory!
Amazing collection of many 1000s of books! Many antique 1st editions on science, electricity, magnetism, physics etc!
Also many classics of literature and the arts!
Under the spell of colonial Williamsburg our client built this sturdy rambling home ca. 1955 & there is a household full of fine vintage maple colonial style furniture!
Sterling silver flatware service, Waterford crystal etc!
Hardman Duo electric player piano in fine tune & great working condition!
Royal Doulton Toby‘s & some figurines
Very many bookcases for sale including reproduction stacking oak bookcases!
Sturdy glass 2 door white cabinets with bottom storage, Large two door metal storage cabinets
Newer electric Leather sofa and chairs
Men’s clothing, vintage things of all sorts!
Dark room equipment, scientific equipment!
Very many DVDs and CDs!
China, dishes, glassware, kitchen wares!
3 floors, 5 bedrooms, & one of the biggest best basements ever!
Some furnishings brought in from other estates including an amazing antique carved Burmese sideboard!
Wonderful large 80 year old Sarouk Persian carpet 19’ 6” x 11’ 9” , in very good condition!
Artwork collage & paintings by Mitzi Faye, photography by Elliot Faye
Fine Japanese prints and a few oriental objects
So much to look at and to dig through!
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