Barometers

Barometer

A fine mahogany wheel barometer with a large engraved dial, butlers mirror, Thermometer, hygrometer and level 'bubble' to finish the base. This barometer dates to around 1860 - 70.

 

 

£950.00 G.B. Pounds

Dominic Gatty of Holborn, circa 1800

A fine and early mahogany wheel Barometer with an 8" silvered dial finely engraved encased in a cast bezel. A silvered Thermometer scale with a long red alcohol tube. The makers name Dominic Gatty of High Holborn who is recorded in the Barometer Makers book by Edwin Banfield at 1780-1815. The case has a rope edge, inlays of shells and flowers with an architectural pediment and polished finial.

 

£1750.00 G.B. Pounds

D.Cattelli of Hereford , circa 1840

A mahogany wheel Barometer with an 8" silvered barometer dial finely engraved , encased in a cast bezel and covered with a convex glass, a silvered Thermometer scale with red alcohol tube. The makers name D.Cattelli of Hereford who is recorded in the Barometer Makers book by Edwin Banfield at 1815-45. Below the barometer dial is the ivorine knob for positioning the brass hand and at the bottom is a spirit level engraved with the makers name. Circa 1840 .

£950.00 G.B. Pounds

Victorian Barometer , circa 1870

 

An ebony and boxwood strung , mahogany wheel Barometer with an 10" engraved and silvered dial with brass bezel and covered with a convex glass, a silvered Thermometer scale with red alcohol tube. The convex 'Butlers' mirror with ebonised reeded bezel .Below the barometer dial is the ivory knob for positioning the brass hand (Yesterdays reading) and at the bottom is a spirit level engraved with Warranted Correct . Circa 1870 .

 

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Pensotti of Gravesend 1860

Pensotti of Gravesend 1860

A mahogany wheel Barometer with an 8" silvered barometer dial, encased in a cast bezel with convex glass , the makers name C.Pensotti of Gravesend is below the mirror with the Level aperture - there is recorded in the Barometer Makers book by Edwin Banfield  a J.Pensotti of Gravesend circa 1855 , could this be the same person or a relative ?. This Barometer would date to around 1860 and is extremely rare . We have not seen one quite like this with the Mirror and raised dial before and when reseaching this style of Barometer , Edwin Banfield the author of many Books on Barometers and their Makers suggests that they are very rare indeed and thought only to be made by one maker .

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Vecchio Porri and Co Great Queen Street London

Porri and Co , London circa 1810

A ebony and box edge , mahogany, wheel Barometer with an 8" silvered barometer dial, encased in a cast bezel with little wood showing around . A silvered Thermometer scale with Mercury tube , the makers name Porri and Co , No 17 Great Queen street , London , who is recorded in the Barometer Makers book by Edwin Banfield - Vecchio Porri - circa 1810-30 . This Barometer would date to around 1810 and represents a fine example of classic London Regency Barometer making . Superb fan inlays and horizontal edge . ( see close up photos by clicking on the image ),. A 'Broken Pediment' with Polished brass finial to finish .

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Mahogany Stick Barometer by P.Caminada of Taunton

P.Caminada , Stick Barometer circa 1820

A fine Mahogany stick Barometer with ebony and boxwood 'rope edge' inlay with glazed door , silvered dial plate with vernier , Thermometer and engraved with the makers name - P.Caminada of Taunton who is recorded working in the high street of Taunton from 1820-45 . This style of Barometer would date to around 1820

£2250.00 G.B. Pounds

Wheel Barometer by D.Gugeri of Boston circa 1840

D.Gugeri of Boston , circa 1840

A mahogany wheel Barometer with a 10" silvered barometer dial finely engraved , encased in a cast bezel and covered with a convex glass, a silvered Thermometer scale with Mercury tube , the makers name D.Gugeri of Boston who is recorded in the Barometer Makers book by Edwin Banfield at 1830 . Below the barometer dial is the ivory knob for positioning the brass hand and at the bottom is a spirit level engraved with Gugeri’s name.

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R & J Beck , Stick Barometer , circa 1870

R & J Beck , Stick Barometer , circa 1870

A fine Stick Barometer by the London Barometer makers - Richard and Joseph Beck who are recorded Instrument makers of 1867-80 at 31 Cornhill London ( Originally named Smith and Beck - who were renowned for their microscopes and photograhic lenses )Arched or Dome top with Bone scales finely engraved , thick bevelled edge glass to cover the Barometer scales , on the trunk a Thermometer , again with a finely engraved scale in Centigrade and Fahrenheit , mercury tube . A turned Mahogany cistern cover and the original turned Mahogany Vernier knob .

£2250.00 G.B.Pounds

Barelli of Reading wheel Barometer circa 1825

Barelli of Reading , Barometer circa 1825

An Inlaid mahogany wheel Barometer with 8" silvered barometer dial finely engraved , encased in a concave bezel and covered with glass, a silvered Thermometer scale with Alcohol tube , the makers name Barelli of Reading who is recorded in the Barometer Makers book by Edwin Banfield from 1800- 1845 a great period for Barometers and this has the classic shell and flower inlays , also an Architectural pediment with brass finial to finish.

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Joseph Somalvico & Co , 81 Holborn , London 1805

Joseph Somalvico & Co , 81 Holborn , London 1805

A fine and early wheel Barometer from this well known Barometer maker who was working from 1795-1825 . This Barometer has the very thick Hand sawn veneers running horizontally along the entire length of both sides ( a feature only found before 1810-15 ) An engraved and Silvered Thermometer and Barometer dial signed with the makers name J.Somalvico & co , 81 Holborn , London . A concave Brass Glazed Bezel covers the main dial and Flower inlays decorate the superb Mahogany case . circa 1805

 

Ortelli and Co , circa 1820

Ortelli and Co , circa 1820

A rope edge , mahogany, wheel Barometer with an 8" silvered barometer dial finely engraved , encased in a cast bezel and covered with a glass, a silvered Thermometer scale with Mercury tube , the makers name Ortelli and Co , Waranted , We have researched Ortelli and Co in the Barometer Makers book by Edwin Banfield and there are other Ortelli's dotted around the country , this one , however has old labels stuck on the back , one from Harwich and another from Manningtree ( see close up photos by clicking on the image ), so , we could assume this was made by Oretelli and Co of of 94 Holborn Hill , London as people tended not to travel to far with Barometers of this type . A 'Broken Pediment' with Polished brass finial to finish .

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Stick Barometer circa 1800

A fine Mahogany stick Barometer with ebony and boxwood 'rope edge' inlay with glazed door , silvered dial with vernier , Thermometer and finely engraved dial plate an exposed tube with attractive turned mahogany bowl at the base , unsigned but bears a label to the rear , George Bateman of Bournemouth . A finial to the architectual pediment to finish . A superb example and worth viewing in our shop to fully appreciate the depth of colour .

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Fine Mahogany Stick Barometer by Molesworth

Molesworth ,Stick Barometer , circa 1790-1800

A rare "Stick" or cistern tube Barometer with 'broken arch' pediment over arched glass with a fine engraved dial beneath , showing the makers name -Molesworth of Birmingham , Register plate and slide vernier . A figured Mahogany case to protect the Mercury filled tube with urn cistern cover below a fine example .

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Barograph Barometer circa 1895

Barograph Barometer circa 1895

An Oak cased Barograph with the unusual addition of a wheel Barometer dial with thermometer and ink reserve , the drawer is divided into two with plenty of spare paper barograph charts . unsigned but numbered and almost certainly London Made .

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