Georgian Satinwood Precision Barometer

England, circa 1790
Georgian Satinwood Precision Barometer Georgian Satinwood Precision Barometer Georgian Satinwood Precision Barometer Georgian Satinwood Precision Barometer Georgian Satinwood Precision Barometer

Georgian Satinwood Precision Barometer

England, circa 1790
Height 36.00 inch (91 cm)
Width 10.50 inch (27 cm)
Depth 2.75 inch (7 cm)
A rare late 18th century George III period antique cross-banded satinwood wheel barometer. The 9 inch circular silvered and engraved main scale has elaborate compass point central engraving.

The scales are of particularly exact calibration and enclosed within a concave brass bezel. The separate inset thermometer, reading Reamur and Fahrenheit temperatures is of similar scientific calibration, the temperature reads with the aid of an adjustable frame with central sight line.

 

Condition

Good

Materials

Satinwood
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