Elli Buk was a collector of scientific and medical equipment of the last two centuries and his collection is a massive testament to the failed and obsolete in the world of technology. In other words: absolute Renfusa-bait.
Here were the gleaming brass artifacts of Victorian science: telescopes, microscopes. And there were the glowing cathode-ray and vacuum tubes of post-war prosperity: radios, televisions. I'm sure our esteemed Euergetas will speak of her adoration for the medical models, ossified animals, and other biological oddities contained in the collection, but for me it was all those lovely technological dead-ends that spoke to me.
This is an X-ray shoe fitting machine. No, seriously.
The collection is on display through next weekend and the auctions begin on Thursday.