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A fine example of a late Victorian pocket barometer with a curved thermometer and a rotating altimeter scale measuring zero to 10,000 feet.
Dating to the last quarter of the 19th century, it's signed 'A.R. BAINES, 39 JAMES St, HARROGATE' on the dial along with 'Compensated'.
In very good condition as can be seen from the photos, the brass casing has some age related wear to the finish and is dent free.
It comes with a green silk & velvet lined leather case which is also in very good condition with both the hinge and catch in working order.
The barometeric scale ranges from 21 to 31 inches and all the lettering and numbers are etched into the clean aluminium dial.
In full working order including the thermometer (it passes the plastic bag test), it measures 47mm diameter and 17mm in depth.
These aneroid pocket barometers that incorporate the curved thermometer were the deluxe models of their day, and becoming increasingly rarer.

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£290
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19th century Balloonists pocket barometer & high altitude altimeter by J H Steward

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As the development of pocket barometers progressed rapidly after the 1870's, more advanced models were made with altitude scales far in excess of the standards of the time, and primarily intended for use in balloonist & mountaineering activities.
This particular temperature compensated barometer has an altimeter scale between -1000 feet to +20,000 feet making it one of the rarer examples.
Made by J H Steward sometime after 1886 as evidenced by the 457 West Strand address on the dial, the barometric scale is contained within a rotating bezel and reads from 15 to 31 inches with all the lettering and numbers etched into the clean silvered dial.
In very good cosmetic condition, as can be seen from the photos, the case is made of brass and retains all of the gunmetal finish.
It still has the correction card for different temperature levels fitted inside the lid of the original outer case, which is also in good condition with both the hinge and catch in working order.
Fully functional (it passes the plastic bag test), measuring 50mm diameter and 16mm in depth.

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£270
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John Barker compensated marine aneroid barometer with curved thermometer

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This is an impressive Marine barometer dating to around 1915, and set in an attractive rope twist carved dark oak surround.
It incorporates a curved centigrade & fahrenheit thermomemeter on the distinctive aluminium dial which is in excellent condition, and engraved 'COMPENSATED MARINE ANEROID, John Barker & Co Ltd, Kensington'.
However, it was manufactured by Joseph Hicks and retailed by John Barker who were the Harrods department store of their day.
The shapely blued steel indicator needle is housed under a quality bevelled glass cover set within a brass bezel.
Fully functional including the thermometer, this barometer is in excellent condition, and the passing of time has produced the most wonderful patination on the carved oak surround.
A substantial barometer weighing just over 1.5kgs, the dimensions are 9" diameter on the base, 6.5" dial, and 2.5" depth.
Please take time to look at all the photos to appreciate the sheer quality of this piece.

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£180
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Genuine Negretti & Zambra  pocket weather forecaster retailed by J Lizars, Glasgow.

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This ingenious invention first patented in 1915 by Negretti & Zambra, is designed to accurately predict the weather in conjunction with wind direction & barometer readings, which are then set by two rotating discs, revealing a letter code corresponding to one of 26 forecasts printed on the reverse.
Whilst copies are now available, this is the genuine article carrying the Negretti & Zambra London name and patent no 6276/15.
It dates to the 1920's, and this particular example was made specially for retailing by J Lizars & comes complete with the original Lizars postal envelope.
The N & Z cardboard box is in good sound condition and still has the original instruction leaflet.
Measuring just 60mm in diameter & of ivorine construction it's in excellent complete condition, and if you have a barometer you need one of these! 

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£70
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Prototype of first pocket barometer made by Negretti & Zambra in 1860

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This is a rare opportunity to purchase not only a very rare barometer by Negretti & Zambra, but also one of significant historical importance.
Vidie’s patent for the aneroid barometer expired in 1859 and in 1860 Negretti & Zambra on the request of Admiral Fitzroy developed a pocket barometer which measured 2 ¾” and a depth of 1¼“ with a scale of 23 to 31 inches. (reference: Barometers Aneroid & Barographs by Edwin Banfield, 1985)
A drawing of this barometer can be found in the 1864 copy of Negretti & Zambras Treatise on Meteorological instruments, and is shown as an inset in the photo for comparison.
After less than a year of production, Negretti & Zambra continued to develop these barometers and in 1861 succeeded in producing the smaller pocket watch size models which are more familiar today.
This particular example is easily dismantled by unscrewing the top bezel, and the internal layout suggests a prototype element in the construction, where there is an internal threaded ring allowing for height adjustment of the dial position, to presumably allow experimentation with different size movements.
As can be seen from the photos, it is in excellent condition the case retaining much of its lacquered finish, and the thick bevelled glass is free of any damage.
The silvered dial is also in very clean condition, signed ‘NEGRETTI & ZAMBRA, London’ and noticeably there is no serial number, again an indication that this was quite possibly a prototype model.
Not the most attractive of barometers, but certainly a historically important example that no true collection would be complete without.
In good working order.

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£395
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1920's Rare Negretti & Zambra box model Weather Forecaster

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Collectors of Negretti & Zambra instruments will recognise the extreme rarity of this box model version of the famous weather forecaster.
Dating to circa 1915/20 when the ‘weather forecaster’ system was patented, a number of variations were produced and this particular model was made in much smaller numbers than the circular brass or celluloid examples, hence its comparative rarity.
As with the other weather forecasters, it’s designed to more accurately predict the weather in conjunction with wind direction & barometer readings, which are then set by the two rotating discs, in the upper half, revealing a letter code in the appropriate window, which will correspond to one of the 26 forecasts printed on a rotating drum, and operated by a knob on the side.
Made from a black metal casing with a brass faceplate, it’s in good working order and all the engraved characters and forecasts are legible.
It’s signed ‘NEGRETTI & ZAMBRA, LONDON’ on the faceplate with the inter-twined NZ logo and the patent no 6276/15.
Weighing 500 grams, it stands just over 5.5” high, 3” wide, and there is a keyhole slot in the back making it suitable for hanging on a wall or standing on a desk/table/mantelpiece.

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£270
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1920's Rare Negretti & Zambra box model Weather Forecaster

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Made by Short & Mason for retailing by James Lucking & Co sometime between 1875 to 1895, this pocket barometer & altimeter comes with a comparison certificate issued by the National Physical Laboratory inside its velvet lined fitted leather case.
The silvered dial is engraved 'CERTIFIED, No 180, COMPENSATED FOR TEMPERATURE, JAMES LUCKING & Co, BIRMINGHAM, LEICESTER & WORCESTER' and has a barometric scale range from 23 to 31 inches.
The altimeter scale is rotated by the knurled knob at the top, and has a scale range of zero to 8,000 feet.
The case is made of gilded brass, and in good dent free condition, retaining most of its gilding with some rubbing around the edges.
A clean & tidy pocket barometer with a chip free bevelled glass, it's in full working order, (it also passes the plastic bag test), and measures 50mm diameter by 15mm in depth.
The hard leather covered case is also in sound condition with a working catch, and only some scuffing on the underside.

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WW1 period aneroid pocket barometer by J H Steward, London.

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A WW1 period aneroid pocket barometer signed 'J.H.STEWARD Ltd, 406 STRAND, 457 WEST STRAND, LONDON, 6172'.
Larger than normal pocket barometers, measuring 70mm in diameter and weighing just over 0.3 kgs, it's a precision instrument probably designed for use by members of the Royal Engineers regiments during WW1.
Constructed in bronzed brass, it's compensated for temperature with the outer silvered scale calibrated in barometric inches ranging from 24 to 31, and altitudes to 6,000 feet.
In full working order, it's in very good cosmetic condition including the original fitted leather case impressed with the military arrow & the maker's name 'Mark Cross Ltd 1915 Walsall'.

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Victorian pocket barometer & altimeter signed J Cameron & Sons.

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A fine example of a Victorian pocket barometer with a revolving altimeter scale measuring zero to 7,000 feet.
Dating to the latter part of the 19th century, it's signed 'J.CAMERON & SONS, KILMARNOCK' on the dial.
The Camerons were Scottish watchmakers so its possible they were retailers for barometers rather than makers.
In excellent condition, as can be seen from the photos, the case is made of gilded brass and is dent free, with virtually all of its gilding intact.
It comes with its original blue velvet lined leather case which is also in good condition with the catch in working order.
The barometeric scale ranges from 24 to 31 inches and all the lettering and numbers are etched into the clean silvered dial which sits under a domed bevelled glass crystal.
In full working order (it passes the plastic bag test), it measures 45mm diameter and 15mm in depth.

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Vintage aneroid pocket barometer with case

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A mid 20th century brass cased aneroid pocket barometer, which although unsigned is a precision instrument, & probably made in conjunction with the Meteorological office.
Larger than normal pocket barometers, measuring 70mm in diameter it comes with what appears to be its original plush velvet lined case.
Compensated for temperature, the silvered scale is calibrated in barometric inches ranging from 28.5 to 31, and the rotating bezel for altitudes to 3,000 feet.

In full working order, it is in excellent cosmetic condition including the fitted case.

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This is a very rare example of a late 19th century double sided pocket barometer & altimeter with a separate compass attached to the underside. Retailed by the Army & Navy Co-operative Society stores at the turn of the century, it was almost certainly made by Short & Mason who were their main suppliers for barometers.
The silvered dial is engraved 'Compensated A. & N.C.S. L. WESTMINSTER.' and has a barometric scale range from 21 to 31 inches, with a rotating altimeter scale range of zero to 10,000 feet.
The compass has an English crossbar needle which pivots on a gemstone bearing over a silvered dial, and also has a manually operated transit lock.
The body is attached to the underside of the barometer by a screw thread & can be remove for access to the barometer adjustment screw.
Both cases are made of gilded brass, and in superb condition, with no denting or rubbing of the gilding.
It comes with its original silk & velvet lined case in good cosmetic condition, which has two lids so both barometer & compass can be read in situ.
As can be seen from the photos the condition is exceptional with chip free bevelled glass and it's in full working order, (it also passes the plastic bag test).
It measures 50mm diameter by 25mm in depth when out of the case.

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Henry Browne & Son Sestrel bulkhead marine barometer, retailed by Harold Adams & Son, Dartmouth.

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This is an impressive ships Sestrel bulkhead barometer signed 'Harold Adams & Son, Dartmouth'' who were the retailers, as the Sestrel trademark belonged to Henry Browne & Son, the important & highly respected maker of quality nautical instruments, used on naval & merchant ships since the mid 19th century.
Housed in a dent free chrome case, with a clean metal dial under a beveled glass cover, some letters of the retailers name on the dial is rubbed.
A quality instrument, it measures 8" (200mm) at its largest diameter, & 6.5" (170mm) across the front bezel, with a depth of 3".
In full working order, a true marine aneroid barometer from the first half of the 20th century, weighing just over 1.6kgs.

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Late Victorian brass cased aneroid barometer  by Francis Darton with oak mantle stand.

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This Victorian brass cased aneroid barometer dating to the latter part of the 19th century is signed 'F. Darton & Co, LONDON, Compensated, No 2645' a respected instrument maker who started manufacturing in 1834, with the company continuing well into the 20th century.
Although mounted in an impressive oak mantle stand with brass feet, it is in fact a combined barometer & altimeter to 7000 feet so would have been originally used as a portable instrument by victorian travellers or explorers.
The stand is probably a later addition but is a perfect fit so must have been made specifically to suit the barometer.
In excellent condition all round, the dent free case still retains virtually all its original lacquer & the ivorine dial is clean with crisp lettering.
In good working order, the barometer measures 115mm overall diameter with a dial face diameter of 105mm. The oak stand is 10"(250mm) long & 5" (130mm) high with a depth of just over 2" (55mm).
A substantial high quality instrument it has a bevelled glass crystal with a needle trend marker attached to a rotating brass bezel, and weighs just over 0.8kg on its own & 1.3kg with the stand.

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J H Steward 19th century pocket barometer with Rosewood stand.

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A fine example of a 19th century Victorian pocket barometer with altimeter ring in a gilded brass case.
The silvered dial is engraved 'J. H. Steward, 406 & 66 Strand & 54 Cornhill, London, 722' and has a barometric scale range from 19 to 31 inches. The altimeter scale ranges from zero to 13,000 feet on the rotating bezel suggesting it was very likely made for high altitude use such as ballooning or mountaineering.
In very good cosmetic condition through out, the brass case is free of any gouges or dents retaining a lot of its original gilding, but with some minor loss on the back.
Measuring 48mm diameter (not including the ring & stem) by 17mm in depth, it's in full working order, and the glass crystal is clean with no chips or damage.
Dating to circa 1880, it comes with a 5" high, top quality hand crafted Rosewood watch stand made by Steve Jones from the Jones family who have been woodturners for over 300 years. The rosewood stand comes with a signed certificate of authenticity.

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Brass cased aneroid barometer with twin thermometers by Dubois & Casse circa 1870

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Made sometime during the second half of the 19th century circa 1870, this brass cased aneroid barometer with twin thermometers was made by the French instrument makers Dubois & Casse, and carries their trademark logo of the letters 'D' 'C' either side of a fouled anchor, stamped on the back of the brass case.
Made for the English market & numbered 50365, it has the unique feature of not just one thermometer but two.
One being a mercury type with Fahrenheit scale, and the other a red spirit type with Reaumer scale, both of which are intact and working although the red colour of the spirit has faded over the years making it hard to read the line.
In good working order the brass case is free from dents, and along with the silvered dial is in uncleaned condition.
Barometers by this maker really do not come along very often & this open face dial example is not only a rare collectors piece, but also a very decorative item in good cosmetic condition.
Measuring 6.5" at its widest point, and 2.25" in depth, a top quality instrument

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Victorian pocket barometer with curved thermometer

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This Victorian brass cased aneroid barometer dating to the latter part of the 19th century is signed 'F. Darton & Co, LONDON, Compensated, No 2645' a respected instrument maker who started manufacturing in 1834, with the company continuing well into the 20th century.
Although mounted in an impressive oak mantle stand with brass feet, it is in fact a combined barometer & altimeter to 7000 feet so would have been originally used as a portable instrument by victorian travellers or explorers.
The stand is probably a later addition but is a perfect fit so must have been made specifically to suit the barometer.
In excellent condition all round, the dent free case still retains virtually all its original lacquer & the ivorine dial is clean with crisp lettering.
In good working order, the barometer measures 115mm overall diameter with a dial face diameter of 105mm. The oak stand is 10"(250mm) long & 5" (130mm) high with a depth of just over 2" (55mm).
A substantial high quality instrument it has a bevelled glass crystal with a needle trend marker attached to a rotating brass bezel, and weighs just over 0.8kg on its own & 1.3kg with the stand.

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Mid Victorian aneroid wall barometer by Joseph Hicks London

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This mid Victorian aneroid wall barometer is signed 'J Hicks Maker London 10387' on the dial.
James Joseph Hicks worked in London from 1861, making & selling a wide variety of barometers, becoming probably the most prolific maker of barometers in the country.
In very good cosmetic condition and set in an impressive rich mahogany case, the decorative silvered dial also incorporates a curved mercury thermometer with a fahrenheit scale.
In good working order including the thermometer, it has a thick bevelled glass cover, weighs 1.4kgs and measures just over 7.5" diameter overall, with a bezel diameter of 5.5".

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E R Watts & Son surveying aneroid barometer with leather case.

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An early 20th century surveying aneroid barometer signed 'E R Watts & Son, London 2838'.
Larger than normal pocket barometers, measuring 80mm in diameter and weighing just over 0.5 kgs, it's a precision instrument designed for use by both surveyors & mining engineers.
Compensated for temperature, the outer silvered scale is calibrated in barometric inches ranging from 22 to 31, and altitudes to 10,000 feet.
In full working order, and with only some paint loss on the brass body, it's in very good cosmetic condition including the original fitted leather case.

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Large Negretti & Zambra brass desktop weather forecaster - circa 1920

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A rarer version of the popular Negretti & Zambra pocket weather forecaster, this being a wall or desk model measuring 120mm in diameter, and made from brass.
Dating from around 1920, this is a larger and more comprehensive forecaster, giving 60 forecast lines, and also a more decorative piece.
It carries the same patent number 6276/15 as the ivorine examples and consists of a circular frame with two rotating discs which set the barometric pressure, wind direction and rise or fall.
The main centre disc also has all the directions for use engraved on it, and it's in very good condition with all the text legible.
This model displays very well, either on the wall or free standing on its integral stand for a desktop.

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19th century pocket barometer & altimeter by E.Saunders of Oxford

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A fine example of a pocket barometer with a revolving altimeter scale measuring zero to 10,000 feet.
Dating to the last quarter of the 19th century, it's signed 'E. Saunders, Optician, Oxford' on the dial along with 'Improved Scale, Compensated, Rd 149175'.
E. Saunders is recorded as working in Oxford between 1865 to 1885.
In excellent condition, as can be seen from the photos, the case is made of gilded brass and is dent free, with virtually all of its gilding intact.
It comes with its original blue velvet lined leather case which is also in very good condition with both the hinge and catch in working order, although the button is a replacement.
The barometeric scale ranges from 21 to 31 inches and all the lettering and numbers are etched into the clean aluminium dial.
In full working order (it passes the plastic bag test), it measures 50mm diameter and 15mm in depth.

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Genuine Negretti & Zambra  pocket weather forecaster in original box, but with photocopied instructions

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This ingenious invention first patented in 1915 by Negretti & Zambra, is designed to accurately predict the weather in conjunction with wind direction & barometer readings, which are then set by two rotating discs, revealing a letter code corresponding to one of 26 forecasts printed on the reverse.
Whilst copies are now available, this is the genuine article carrying the Negretti & Zambra London name and patent no 6276/15.
It dates to the 1920's, and comes complete with a photocopy of its original instructions inside the N & Z cardboard box, which is in good sound condition. Measuring just 60mm in diameter & of Ivorine construction it's in excellent complete condition, and if you have a barometer you need one of these! 

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Victorian brass cased aneroid wall barometer, signed R M Nelson, Omagh - circa 1870.

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A superb brass cased 19th century Holosteric barometer, signed "R M NELSON OMAGH", this was Robert Nelson a clock & watch maker who is recorded as working at Georges's street Omagh in County Tyrone, between 1861 -1880.
The open faced dial shows the decorative quality of the inner mechanism which is in excellent condition as is the original bevelled glass.
In full working order, the brass case is also in good cosmetic condition & has the warm patination which only comes with the passage of time.
Please study the photos to appreciate the excellent condition of this piece which has obviously been well cared for.
Measuring 5" at its widest point, and 2" in depth, it weighs just over 700 grams.

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Rare 1930's Art Deco desk barometer by Zeiss Ikon Berlin

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A very rare desk model made at the height of the Art Deco 1930's period, it's signed ZEISS IKON, BERLIN, on the front glass.
I have only ever sold one of these in the past and that had a cracked glass, but this particular example is in superb condition as can be seen from the photos, and I doubt you will find one better.
It stands 6.25” high, and the scale is in inches & millibars and arranged in a semi-circle, with the scale markings clearly printed on the inner surface of the front glass.
The indicating & set pointers are behind the scale in front of a frosted glass background, and the operating instructions are printed on the underside of the base, still covered with the original clear celluloid disc.
Chromium plated throughout with absolutely no plating loss, any apparent marks in the photos will simply be reflections.
Dating to around 1935, it is in good working order and really is a stunning piece, particularly suitable for any art deco collection or theme.
These were made in very small numbers so this represents a unique opportunity to buy a rare barometer that really does not come along very often.

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Victorian barometer with curved thermometer, in ropetwist carved oak surround

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An impressive 19th century aneroid barometer with curved mercury thermometer, signed 'JOHN BRUCE & SONS, 25 SOUTH CASTLE ST LIVERPOOL' who were active during the second half of the 19th century.
With a traditional ceramic dial, set under a thick bevelled glass within a brass bezel, it dates to around 1880, and is contained in a ropetwist Oak surround with a brass wall hanging bracket.
Measuring just under 7.5" diameter at its largest point, the dial is 5" in diameter, and total depth is 2.5" with an unpacked weight of 1.2kgs.
In full working order including thermometer, this is a decorative antique barometer in very good condition, with the only blemish being a couple of fine hairline cracks on the outer edge of the brass bezel, shown as a close up in one of the photos, but in reality only visible on close inspection, which I mention for accuracy.

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Edwardian period pocket barometer with separate Negretti & Zambra weather forecaster

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This Edwardian pocket barometer & separate Negretti & Zambra forecaster, both carry the retailer name of W G Whiting, Manchester, showing they were purchased together.
Dating to the first quarter of the 20th century, it's signed 'W.G. WHITING Ltd, MANCHESTER' on the dial along with 'Compensated' indicating it is compensated for temperature fluctuations.
The barometric scale ranges from 23 to 31 inches and all the lettering and numbers are etched into the silvered metal dial along with the rotating altimeter scale measuring zero to 8,000 feet.
In excellent condition, as can be seen from the photos, the case is made of gilded brass and is dent free, with virtually all of its gilding intact, the only blemish being some tarnishing on the suspension ring.
It comes with its original blue silk & velvet lined leather case, also carrying the retailer name inside the lid, and is also in very good condition with both the hinge and catch in working order.
Designed to be used in conjuction with pocket barometers, the Negretti & Zambra weather forecaster comes complete with its original instructions inside the N & Z printed cardboard box, which is in good condition and is also stamped W G Whiting.
In full working order (it passes the plastic bag test), it measures 50mm diameter and 18mm in depth.

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Early 1900's Goliath pocket barometer in silver hallmarked case

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This is a very elegant aneroid pocket barometer with a decorative enamel face, made in London during the early part of the 20th century.
A visually striking barometer, it's larger than most pocket examples, with the nickel plated case measuring 65mm in diameter not including the stem or suspension ring.
It comes in a separate silver mounted luxurious green silk & velvet lined leather case hallmarked Birmingham 1913 along with the letters R & Co, for Robinson & Co of the Square Shrewsbury.
The barometeric scale ranges from 26 to 31 inches with the lettering and numbers in raised print on a very clean, white enamel dial, it also has a rotating bezel with a small guide marker to set the last measurement.
The case measures 115mm x 105mm, and has a fold away strut on the back for desk display.
In full working order, the cosmetic condition of both the barometer and its leather bound outer case are very good, although the silver fascia on the outer case does have some shallow dents in places.

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Victorian pocket barometer & thermometer with altimeter by James Hicks, circa 1880.

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A fine example of a Victorian pocket barometer which incorporates a curved thermometer & altimeter scale measuring zero to 15,000 feet, suggesting it was very likely made for high altitude use such as ballooning or mountaineering.
Dating to the last quarter of the 19th century, it's signed 'J.HICKS, MAKER, LONDON, 7764' on the dial along with 'Compensated' indicating it is compensated for temperature fluctuations.
James Joseph Hicks worked in London from 1861, making & selling a wide variety of barometers, becoming probably the most prolific maker of barometers in the country.
In excellent condition, as can be seen from the photos, the case is made of gilded brass and is dent free, with all of its gilding intact, and the curved thermometer line is intact.
It comes with its original velvet lined leather case which is also in very good condition with both the hinge and catch in working order.
The barometric scale ranges from 18 to 31 inches and all the lettering and numbers are etched into the silvered metal dial.
In full working order (it passes the plastic bag test), it measures 50mm diameter and 20mm in depth.
These pocket barometers with thermometer are becoming increasingly scarce, particularly examples in such good condition..

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Marine barometer with curved thermometer, in ropetwist carved oak surround

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This is an impressive Marine barometer signed 'Rowell Oxford', who I believe was Richard Rowell, a clock & watchmaker recorded as working between 1834 - 1865, and this particular example dates to the very end of that period.
Set in an attractive rope twist carved oak surround, it incorporates a curved thermometer with both Centigrade & Fahrenheit scales, on a traditional ceramic dial having the distinctive hand painted red capitals, set under a thick bevelled glass within a brass bezel.
Fully functional including the thermometer, this barometer is in excellent condition, and the passing of time has produced the most wonderful patination on the carved oak surround, making this a very decorative piece.
A substantial instrument, it measures 9" diameter overall with a 6.5" dial, and weighs just over 1.8kgs unpacked.
All buyers please note: due to weight, delivery will be by courier and therefore it is very important that a contact telephone number be entered through the shopping cart at checkout stage, and couriers will NOT deliver to PO boxes!

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Ships marine barometer by Alf Willings & Co

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This is large and impressive ships bulkhead barometer signed 'ALF WILLINGS & CO, WEST HARTLEPOOL' who were nautical instrument makers established in 1887 and continued in business until the 1960's, working from Church street, Hartlepool.
Housed in a brass case & set on a dark mahogany backplate, it has a very clean aluminium dial under a beveled glass cover.
In very good condition, as can be seen from the photos, the brass case has some bronzing on the top but is free of any dents or dings.
It measures 11" at its largest diameter, & just under 7" on the front, with a depth of 4".
In full working order, a handsome marine aneroid barometer from the first half of the 20th century, weighing just under 2.3kgs.

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19th century Negretti & Zambra pocket barometer with altimeter scale

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A late Victorian aneroid pocket barometer by Negretti & Zambra numbered 605, which incorporates a revolving altimeter scale measuring from zero to 10,000 feet.
Dating to the around 1890 it's signed Negretti & Zambra London, 605 on the dial and is also compensated for temperature.
The straight sided case is made of gilded brass, and is in exceptional condition with absolutely no loss of any of the gilding. It comes with its original velvet & silk lined lined leather covered case, which is also in very good condition with the catch in working order, and although the hinge has had a minor repair, it is quite sound.
The barometeric scale ranges from 22 to 31 inches and all the lettering and numbers are etched into the silvered aluminium dial which is housed under a clean bevelled glass.
Barometers by Negretti & Zambra are very sought after and this is a superb example in full working order (it passes the plastic bag test), measures 50mm diameter and 15mm in depth.

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Late 19th century pocket barometer by Chadburns Liverpool

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A fine example of a late Victorian pocket barometer with a rotating altimeter scale measuring zero to 8,000 feet.
Dating to the last quarter of the 19th century, it's signed 'Chadburns Ltd, 47 Castle St, Liverpool' on the dial along with 'Compensated'.
Chadburns are recorded as working at the Castle Street address between 1875 to 1900.
In excellent condition, as can be seen from the photos, the case is made of gilded brass and is dent free, with all of its gilding intact.
The barometeric scale ranges from 23 to 31 inches and all the lettering and numbers are etched into the clean aluminium dial.
No case, but it comes with a brass double albert chain from the same period.
In full working order (it passes the plastic bag test), it measures 47mm diameter and 16mm in depth.
This is a neat & tidy English aneroid pocket barometer , in very clean condition.

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19th century brass cased aneroid wall barometer by Thomas Armstrong, circa 1890

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A late Victorian aneroid barometer signed 'Thomas Armstrong & Bro, Manchester & Liverpool, No 713' on the dial.
This company was established in 1875, and were prolific makers of top quality barometers.
Dating to around 1890, this is a genuine antique barometer in full working order, set in a brass case, with a very decorative silvered dial and thick bevelled glass.
The barometer can be adjusted by means of an adjustment screw on the back and measures 135mm diameter at it's widest point, and 55mm in depth.
Cosmetically in very good condition, with a clean dial and glass, the brass case is in original uncleaned condition.

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Victorian pocket barometer with altimeter by Richard & Joseph Beck, London.

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A fine example of a late Victorian pocket barometer with a rotating altimeter scale measuring zero to 4,000 feet.
Dating to around 1890, it's signed 'R & J BECK Ltd, LONDON' on the dial along with 'Compensated'.
The makers were Richard & Joseph Beck who excelled not only in the manufacture of barometers, but were especially renowned for their microscopes & photographic lenses.
In exceptional condition, as can be seen from the photos, the case is made of gilded brass and is dent free, with virtually all of its gilding intact, and only superficial scratches.
It comes with its original green silk & velvet lined leather case which is in very good condition with both the hinge and catch in working order, and also has the makers trade label showing the 68 Cornhill address in the lid.
The barometeric scale ranges from 27 to 31 inches and all the lettering and numbers are etched into the clean aluminium dial.
In full working order (it passes the plastic bag test), it measures 47mm diameter and 16mm in depth.
This is a neat & tidy English aneroid pocket barometer , in very clean condition.

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Gilded pocket barometer by Negretti & Zambra  circa 1885

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Dating to circa 1885, this is a nice example of a Negretti & Zambra aneroid pocket barometer & altimeter.
The silvered dial is engraved 'Compensated , NEGRETTI & ZAMBRA LONDON, 10790' and has a barometric scale range from 23 to 31 inches.
The altimeter scale is rotated by the knurled knob at the top, and has a scale range of zero to 8,000 feet.
The case is made of gilded brass, and in very good condition, retaining virtually all of its gilding.
A very clean & tidy pocket barometer with a chip free bevelled glass, it's in full working order, (it also passes the plastic bag test), and measures 50mm diameter by 15mm in depth.
It comes with its original green silk & velvet lined case which is generally in good condition although the hinge has some play in it, and as with most of these antique cases is missing its push button, but has its retaining catch so still snaps shut.

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19th century Lennie pocket barometer & high altitude altimeter to 20,000 feet

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During the late 1860’s Negretti & Zambra produced a limited number of aneroid barometers specifically for use by balloonists. These pocket size barometers were made with altitude scales far in excess of the standards of the time, and this particular barometer has a scale up to 20,000 feet which makes it a little bit special.
It's likely this barometer was made on a wholesale basis at Negretti & Zambra for onward retailing by Lennie in Edinburgh and the silvered dial is engraved ‘Compensated, LENNIE EDINBURGH'.
The barometric scale is contained within a rotating bezel and reads from 15 to 31 inches with an altimeter scale from zero to 20,000 feet, with all the lettering and numbers etched into the clean silvered dial.
In very good condition, as can be seen from the photos, the case is made of gilded brass and is dent free, with the majority of its gilding intact, although a little patchy on the underside.
It comes with its original silk & velvet lined leather case which is also in good condition with both the hinge and catch in working order.
In full working order (it passes the plastic bag test), it measures 50mm diameter and 16mm in depth.

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19th century pocket barometer & altimeter by Elliott Bros, 449 Strand, London.

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Made by Elliott Brothers sometime between 1864 to 1886 which is the period that they operated from the 449 Strand address, this is a pocket barometer with an unusually narrow altimeter range of only -1000 feet & + 1000 feet, which indicates it was intended for use by surveyors or mining engineers, as its calibrated to measure depths down to 1000 feet.
Housed under a bevelled glass crystal, the silvered dial is signed 'Elliott Bros, 449 Strand, London' and is compensated for temperature.
In very good condition as can be seen from the photos, the brass case retains virtually all its gilding, and is elaborately engraved with what appears to be the initials of a previous owner on the reverse, see photos.
It comes with its original blue velvet lined leather case which is also in very good condition with both the hinge and catch in working order.
The barometeric scale ranges from 26 to 31 inches and all the lettering and numbers are etched into the clean aluminium dial
In full working order (it passes the plastic bag test), it measures 50mm diameter and 20mm in depth.

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Early 20th century pocket barometer with altimeter & curved thermometer

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Made by James Aitchison sometime between 1900 - 1920 and before his takeover of Dollond in 1927, this particular pocket barometer incorporates a curved thermometer and an altimeter.
Although these features are regularly found in pocket barometers, to have all three in one instrument makes this example a little bit more special.
It's also worth noting that the barometric scale is 23 to 31 inches, which is greater than the typical range found on standard pocket barometers, and indicates that its main purpose was probably as an altimeter, for use by mountaineers and balloonists of the period, with a revolving altitude scale up to 8,000 feet.
The frosted silvered dial is very clean, and engraved 'COMPENSATED, 1st QUALITY, AITCHISON LONDON & PROVINCES'
It has its original bevelled glass crystal and the hanging loop and case have an extemely attractive blued brass finish which is entirely un-marked.
Housed in a Moroccan leather covered case which is generally in good condition and lined in green silk & velvet, there is a small piece cut out from the lip of the lid, worn away by the retaining clip, so will no longer snap shut, but it still closes to protect the barometer (see photos).

In full working order including the thermometer, the barometer measures 45mm dia x 18mm depth.


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Early 20th century carved Oak aneroid barometer by Wilson Penrith, circa 1910.

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A fine antique wall mounted barometer with the distinctive red & black letters on an attractive ceramic dial, signed 'WILSON PENRITH'.
Dating to the early part of the 20th century circa 1910, this is a quality barometer in full working order, set in an octagonal shaped carved Oak body decorated with an oak leaf pattern.
The stylish hand painted ceramic dial incorporates a curved mercury thermometer within a dual fahrenheit & centigrade scale, and sits under a bevelled glass.
In good working order, this barometer is in excellent cosmetic condition all round with only the light crazing on the ceramic dial one expects from barometers of such age, and combines the appeal of a traditional antique with a strong decorative quality.
Weighing just over 1.3kgs, it measures 9" at its widest point, with a dial diameter of 5" and 2.75" depth.

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Gilded pocket barometer by J Lizars Edinburgh,  circa 1885

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Dating to circa 1885, this is a nice example of a J Lizars pocket barometer & altimeter.
The silvered dial is engraved 'COMPENSATED FOR TEMPERATURE, No. G38630, J. LIZARS, GLASGOW, EDINBURGH, ETC.' and has a barometric scale range from 23 to 31 inches.
The altimeter scale is rotated by depressing and turning the knurled knob at the top, and has a scale range of zero to 8,000 feet.
The case is made of gilded brass, and in good condition, retaining the majority of its gilding with the exception of the case back which is rubbed on part of its outer edges.
It comes with a green silk & velvet lined case which is worn in places, and as with most of these antique cases is missing its push button, but has its retaining catch so still snaps shut.

A clean & tidy pocket barometer with a chip free bevelled glass and clean dial, it's in full working order, (it also passes the plastic bag test), and measures 50mm diameter by 15mm in depth

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Naudet holosteric barometer retailed  by Ollivant & Botsford

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Made in France for the English market, and dating to around 1865, this is a rare Holosteric barometer with twin thermometers by Paul Naudet, although retailed by Ollivant & Botsford, a partnership formed in 1855 who were not only high profile diamond merchants and silversmiths, but also watchmakers to the Admiralty. (continued in business until 1970 when they were taken over by Mappin & Webb)
The silvered dial reads 'OLLIVANT & BOTSFORD. PARIS & MANCHESTER', and the brass case carries the makers mark PNHB on the reverse.
This particular barometer has the unique feature of having two thermometers, one being a mercury type with Fahrenheit scale, and the other a red spirit type with Reaumur scale, both are intact and working although the red colour in the Reaumur tube has faded over time which makes the line harder to see from a distance.
Not only is this barometer in full working order, but the cosmetic condition is exceptional and the photos don't really do it justice.
This is much larger than similar examples measuring 8.25" at its widest point, 2.25" in depth and weighs 1.5kgs, it comes with its original post & ring ready to hang.

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Mid 19th century Met Office Mark 2 barometer by Short & Mason

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This is a brass cased Mark 2 aneroid barometer made by Short & Mason in the post WW2 period, and it carries the MO logo which indicates it was made specifically for the Meteorological Office for use on a weather station, or on board a weather ship.
The scale of pressure on the metal dial is expressed in millibars which was adopted by the Met Office in 1914 for their daily weather reports.
The millibar scale was added to the Mark 1 barometer dials in the 1920's, until 1935 when the Mark 2 version was introduced which then omitted the scale of pressure in inches.
In full working order and compensated for temperature, it's in very good cosmetic condition, with a clean dial and glass.
The brass case is free from dents or any tarnishing, and has a one piece suspension ring and post for wall hanging
It measures 5.25" (135 mm) at its widest point, and 2.25" (55 mm) in depth and weighs just over 600 gram

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Victorian pocket barometer with altimeter circa 1880

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This is a quite rare, 19th century pocket barometer & altimeter, by Thomas William Watson who is recorded as working at the Pall Mall address between 1878 & 1884.
The nickel plated body is in excellent condition, and the silvered dial reads ‘T.W. WATSON, 4, Pall Mall, LONDON 306, Compensated’ all housed under a clear undamaged crystal.
The barometric scale reads from 23 to 31 inches, with a rotating altimeter scale which ranges from zero to 8,000 feet.
The barometer itself is in good working order, with a functioning adjustment screw on the rear, and it also passes the ‘plastic bag’ test. Although there is no outer case, it does come with a stylish double Albert chain and T bar.
It measures 47mm in diameter, not including the stem or hanging loop, and is 18mm thick.

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Late 19th century turned Oak aneroid barometer with ceramic dial

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A superb antique wall mounted barometer with the distinctive red & black letters on an attractive ceramic dial, signed A. W. Boatman, Southend on Sea, Grays Chelmsford, who were a firm of opticians originally founded in the mid 19th century.
The company was renamed as A W Boatman & Son around 1905, and continued to flourish well into the second half of the 20th century.
Dating to the latter part of the 19th century circa 1890, this is a quality barometer in full working order, set in a turned Oak body with a very stylish hand painted ceramic dial and bevelled glass.
Measuring 9" overall with a dial diameter of 5" and 2.5" depth, this Victorian barometer is well over a hundred years old, and combines the appeal of a traditional antique with a strong decorative quality. Weighs just under 1.3kgs.

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Ships aneroid barometer, by John Barker, Kensington

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This is a large brass cased Ships style aneroid barometer, signed 'John Barker & Co Ltd, Kensington' on the dial.
However, it was manufactured by J Hicks and retailed by John Barker who were the Harrods department store of their day.
This impressive barometer has an attractive white glass dial, and is set on a mahogany backplate with brass hanging brackets.
Measuring 11" diameter at its widest point with an 8" dial and 4" depth, this is a substantial barometer weighing just under 2kgs and would make a great showpiece for any room.
In full working order with no dents, this dates to the first quarter of the 20th century, circa 1920.

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Antique pocket barometer & altimeter by Short & Mason

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This is fine example of a late 19th century aneroid pocket barometer & altimeter. Made by Short & Mason, it was retailed by the Army & Navy stores at the turn of the century. The silvered dial is engraved 'Compensated For Temperature, No B. 19329, SHORT & MASON, LONDON, Made For A. & N.C.S. Ltd. WESTMINSTER.' and has a barometric scale range from 23 to 31 inches.
The altimeter scale is operated by a rotating bezel, and has a scale range of zero to 8,000 feet.
The case is made of gilded brass, and in very good condition, with no denting and virtually all of its gilding intact.
A nice pocket barometer with a chip free bevelled glass, it's in full working order, (it also passes the plastic bag test), and measures 50mm diameter by 17mm in depth.
It comes with its original silk & velvet lined case in good cosmetic condition, although as with many of these cases its missing its button catch, so wont snap shut, but will still close flush and protect the barometer

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19th century Holosteric barometer by Paul Naudet

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A 19th century brass cased Holosteric barometer, signed by Gardener & Co, 53 Buchanan St, Glasgow, in gold lettering on the white card dial and retailed by them, but actually made by the firm of PNHB who were founded by Paul Naudet in 1860 to produce holosteric barometers after Vidies patent rights for aneroid barometers expired in 1859.
They went on to become the most prolific French barometer makers of the second half of the 19th century, and their designs were later widely copied.
The barometer dates to the 1860's which also ties in to the dates that Gardener & Co were at the Buchanan Street address.
In full working order and very good cosmetic condition, the brass case is free from dents or dings and has its original post and hanging ring.
It measures 5" (125 mm) at its widest point, and 2" (50 mm) in depth and weighs just over 650 grams.

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Late 19th century pocket barometer & altimeter by Dollond

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This is an aneroid pocket barometer with a revolving altimeter scale measuring zero to 10,000 feet.
Dating to the last quarter of the 19th century it's signed 'Dollond London, Compensated' on the dial and is also compensated for temperature.
The case is made of brass with a blued finish, and is in good dent free condition retaining virtually all its finish.
It comes with its original green velvet & silk lined leather case, which is in very good condition with both the hinge and catch in working order.
The barometric scale ranges from 21 to 31 inches and all the lettering and numbers are etched into the aluminium dial.
A high quality Victorian pocket barometer in full working order (it passes the plastic bag test), it measures 50mm diameter and 15mm in depth.

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Small 19th century pocket barometer with case

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This is an unusual example of a 19th century aneroid pocket barometer & altimeter of a smaller size than the norm measuring just 40mm in diameter, compared to the more standard diameter of 50mm.
The silvered dial is engraved 'Compensated , J. Brown, Optician, Glasgow' who is recorded as working between 1871 to 1900, and has a barometric scale range from 23 to 31 inches.
The altimeter scale is rotated by the knurled knob at the top, and has a scale range of zero to 8,000 feet.
The barometer casing is made of polished brass, and in good condition, with no denting or rubbing.
A very clean & tidy pocket barometer of a rare size (see photo for scale) with a chip free bevelled glass, it's in full working order, it also passes the plastic bag pressure test.
It comes with its original silk & green velvet lined case in good cosmetic condition, but has a replacement button for releasing the catch to open the lid

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19th century rope twist aneroid barometer by G R Eve & Co

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This is a superb antique aneroid rope twist barometer with very attractive ceramic dial, by G R Eve & Co, North Shields.
Dating from the last quarter of the 19th century, this is a quality barometer in full working order, set in a mahogany body with a very stylish hand painted ceramic dial and bevelled glass. Measuring 9" overall with a dial diameter of 7" and 2.5" depth, this is a large barometer in very good condition, which combines the appeal of a traditional antique with a strong decorative quality.

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Lerebours et Secretan aneroid barometer circa 1850

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This is a quite unique aneroid barometer by the famous French makers, Lerebours et Secretan. Established in 1845, they became the foremost instrument makers of their time both in France and the rest of Europe, and pieces by them are very scarce and not usually found outside of museums. This barometer with curved mercury thermometer is a fine and rare example, and dates to between 1845 to 1855, (this was the period that Lerebours et Secretan worked from the Pont Neuf address).
Signed on the dial ‘Lerebours et Secretan, 13 Pont Neuf, Paris’ the barometer and thermometer are in full working order, and it still passes the plastic bag test. Measuring 5" in diameter at its widest point, the brass case is dent free and has the pleasing dark patination that only comes with the passing of time. A genuinely rare antique which would grace any collection.

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Army & Navy aneroid pocket barometer with altimeter

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This is an aneroid pocket barometer with a revolving altimeter scale measuring zero to 10,000 feet.
Dating to the late 19th century it's signed 'Army & Navy Stores Ltd, London' on the dial and is also compensated for temperature.
The case is made of gilded brass, and is in good dent free condition, with most of its gilding intact, although there is some loss on the back (see last photo). It comes with its original velvet lined leather case, embossed W.O. on the lid, and is in very good condition with both the hinge and catch in working order.
The barometeric scale ranges from 21 to 31 inches and all the lettering and numbers are etched into the aluminium dial.
A clean & tidy pocket barometer in full working order (it passes the plastic bag test), it measures 50mm diameter and 15mm in depth.

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Marine aneroid ships barometer circa 1910

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This is a quite impressive brass cased Ships bulkhead Marine barometer which incorporates a curved centigrade & Fahrenheit thermometer on the dial.
The brushed aluminium dial carries the name John Barker & Co Ltd, Kensington and Marine Aneroid.
It has a brass case mounted on to what appears to be an oak back plate, with two brass wall hanging brackets, and is of substantial proportions, measuring 11” at its widest point with a 7” dial & 4” in depth.
It dates to the early 20th century, circa 1910, and is in very good condition as can be seen in the photos, with no dents to the brass casing, just a few tarnish marks here and there. The oak back is also in good condition, no splits, gouges or cracks.
In full working order including the thermometer, this is a quite unique barometer which really would be a showpiece for any setting.

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19th century barometer by Marratt & Ellis London Bridge

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This is a superb example of a brass cased aneroid barometer with an open faced dial incorporating a curved Fahrenheit thermometer.
The rear of the case is engraved ‘Marratt & Ellis, Opticians, 63 King William St, London Bridge’ who worked at this address from 1874.
This barometer is in very good condition as can be seen by the photos and simply oozes quality. Not only is it free from any damage or dents, but there is a pleasing patina to the brass case and the silvered aluminium dial is divided in inches of mercury from 28 to 31, some minor fading on the letters.
It’s in full working order including the thermometer, passes the ‘plastic bag’ test and the thick bevelled glass is also in excellent condition with no chips or cracks, so barometer is ready to hang.
The barometer can be adjusted by means of an adjustment screw on the back and measures 130mm diameter at it's widest point, and 50mm in depth.

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Large rope twist aneroid barometer

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This is a superb antique aneroid rope twist barometer with very attractive ceramic dial, by G F Brown & Co Carlisle.
Dating from the last quarter of the 19th century, this is a quality barometer in full working order, set in an oak body with a very stylish hand painted ceramic dial and bevelled glass. Measuring 9" overall with a dial diameter of 7" and 2.5" depth, this is a large barometer in very good condition, which combines the appeal of a traditional antique with a strong decorative quality.

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Vintage Dollond aneroid wall barometer

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This is a handsome Edwardian aneroid wall barometer by Dollond of London, set in a turned Oak case. The attractive silvered dial is engraved 'Dollond London', and covered by a thick bevelled glass retained in its original brass bezel. In excellent clean condition all round and measuring just under 7" diameter overall, the dial is a little over 5" diameter. Barometers by Dollond are quite sought after, and this is a nice example in full working order, a great decorative piece by a renowned maker dating to around 1910.

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Antique barometer with curved thermometer circa 1885

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An impressive 19th century aneroid barometer with curved mercury thermometer, signed 'GRAY & SELBY, Nottingham' on a traditional ceramic dial, set under a thick bevelled glass within a brass bezel.
It dates to around 1885, and is a rare example by a partnership of instrument makers who are believed to have been active from the second half of the 19th century. Measuring just over 7" diameter at its largest point, the dial is 5" in diameter, and total depth is 2 1/2".
Set in a ropetwist Oak surround, this is a very decorative antique barometer in superb condition as can be seen from the photos, and in full working order.

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Antique pocket barometer/altimeter

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This is a handsome pocket barometer with a revolving altimeter scale measuring to 8000 feet. The silvered dial is engraved ' Moody Bell & Lamb Ltd, Cheltenham Spa' and it probably dates to the beginning of the 20th century. The case is made of gilded brass, and is in super condition, with all its gilding intact, plus a very clean dial and crystal. The barometeric scale ranges from 23 to 31 inches and all the lettering and numbers are etched into the dial. In full working order (it passes the plastic bag test), it measures 47mm diameter and 18mm in depth. Although there is no case, it will be supplied with a modern plush presentation box, so would make an ideal gift.

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Negretti & Zambra circular wall barometer

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Vintage aneroid wall barometer by Negretti & Zambra, set in an impressive red mahogany case. The attractive silvered dial is engraved 'Negretti & Zambra London, No 28715',and also has the famous intertwined N&Z logo. The red mahogany case is decorated with a distinctive stringing and has a rich patination to it. In excellent clean condition as is the bevelled glass cover and measuring just over 7" diameter overall, the dial is a little over 5" diameter.
A superb example in full working order, a great decorative piece dating to around 1900.

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WW1  brass cased naval barometer T Wheeler

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Brass cased ships aneroid barometer, signed T Wheeler London No 5336, Compensated II. Wheeler made many instruments for the Royal Navy during WW1 and this one also carries the war department arrow both on the dial and case. With a finely graduated matt silver dial, marked in inches of mercury from 26 to 31, its in good cosmetic condition, save for a 15mm scratch on the glass and some very light tarnishing on the underside, but with a nice age patination all round.
A fine example in original unrestored condition, and in full working order. Measures 5" at its widest point, and 2" in depth.

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19th century pocket barometer with thermometer, Dixey New Bond St London

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Probably dating from the third quarter of the 19th century, this rare pocket barometer with curved thermometer was made by Dixey, and is signed Dixey, Optn to the Queen, New Bond St, LONDON.. This maker was known to be working from this address from 1845 and was renowned for producing high specification instruments. This barometer has a barometric scale of 27 to 32 inches, and is compensated for temperature.
The gilded case shows some scuffing on the back, but otherwise in good condition including its green silk lined leather case which retains its button catch.
Barometer measures 45mm dia x 15mm depth, and all is in full working order including thermometer.
An exceptional instrument that still has a practical use today.

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Victorian aneroid barometer with curved thermometer

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Stunning 19th century aneroid barometer with curved mercury thermometer, signed 'JOSEPH DAVIS & Co, Fitzroy Works, Kennington, London S.E.' on a traditional ceramic dial, set under a thick bevelled glass within a brass bezel.
Dates to around 1890, and is a superb example by a quality barometer maker who first started business in 1868. Measuring just over 7" diameter at its largest point, the dial is 5" in diameter, and total depth is 2 1/2".
Set in a ropetwist Oak surround, this is very, decorative Victorian barometer in excellent condition, and fully working.

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Antique pocket barometer by MP Tench London

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In excellent condition, this is a stunning 19th century pocket barometer/altimeter with revolving altitude scale of 0 - 8000 feet. Made by M. P. Tench, 153 Fleet St, London.
The case is gilded and incorporates suspension ring, with a nice clean silver dial engraved with makers name as above.
Housed in a brown leather covered case lined in green velvet and silk, all in good order with working internal catch.
Barometer measures 45mm dia x 15mm depth, and is in full working order.

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19th c Holosteric barometer by Paul Naudet

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A superb brass cased French Holosteric barometer, signed and retailed by E Lennie, Edinburgh, but actually made by Paul Naudet, who was France's premier barometer maker of the second half of the 19th century, both dial and case carry his marks PNHB..
In full working order and very good condition, the dial in particular is virtually mint, and the brass case is free from dents or dings, with only minor surface blemishes on the back. Please study the photos to appreciate the excellent condition of this piece which has obviously been well cared for . Measures 5" at its widest point, and 2" in depth.

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Rope twist barometer by J Hall Opticians Bradford

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Aneroid rope twist barometer with very attractive ceramic dial, by J Hall Opticians Bradford.
Dating from the 1st quarter of the 20th century, this is a quality barometer in full working order, set in an oak body with a very stylish ceramic dial and bevelled glass. Measures 7.5" overall with a dial diameter of 5" and 2.5" depth. Cosmetically in very good condition, this is a handsome piece, with only some tarnishing on the edge of the brass bezel.

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19th cent aneroid barometer by JD Fisher, Lincoln

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Brass cased aneroid barometer, signed J D Fisher 228 High St, Lincoln, dating to the latter part of the 19th century. In full working order and good cosmetic condition, no dents or glass damage, some tarnishing but still retaining most of its original brass finish. The hanging loop and stem is also original. and the dial is very clean. Measures 5" at its widest point, and 2" in depth.

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