William & Samuel Jones - London. 18th Century mahogany flat to the wall stick barometer. [6223]


Outstanding, late 18th Century mahogany ‘flat to the wall’ bowfront Stick Barometer; the front-to-back swan-neck pediment over finely engraved silvered brass register plates, signed by the makers, and bearing rack-and-pinion operated vernier. The well figured and beautifully patinated trunk ebony banded, and with original offset cistern tube terminating within ebonised urn shaped cistern cover A renowned firm of instrument makers, operating from premises in High Holborn, London from 1788-1860
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Year c 1790