Paul Gally - London. Unusual inlaid mahogany Wheel Barometer. c1820
An unusually configured, early 19th Century, inlaid mahogany Wheel Barometer; the break-arch pediment over case, strung with ebony and boxwood and inset with long, alcohol Fahrenheit thermometer on well-engraved silvered brass plate, brass-trimmed hygrometer, signed 8-inch diameter dial and spirit level to base. c1820 Gally, for a time in partnership with his brother, Peter, and later with his son Charles, was a highly skilled specialist barometer maker, who worked from various London premises over a career spanning over 50 years from 1809-61. He operated from the 9 Turnmill St. address from 1815-25.