Generally restored and in good working order throughout with replacement mercury filled tube. Pairings of a clock with a barometer, typically of the aneroid type, are not that uncommon. But wait a cotton pickin' minute!! Here's one thread from years ago that comes to mind: Please see this for some general info: Tonight, I thought that I would post a London made barometer that helped to introduce me to some interesting history. Generally overhauled and working supplied with 100 charts and ink ready to use. In fact, it remains the center of the London watch and jewelry district.
Generally restored and in good order throughout. Suffice to say this barometer probably dates from around 1840. The engineering concept of this is not great and internally the gear had been changed previously. Many late 18th, 19th and into the 20th century barometer and instrument makers have Italian surnames. Brass cleaned but retaining its age, lacquered in a traditional instrument lacquer made by us.
Stewart by the staff and employees of the Elec. This is a reluctant sale by our director from his private collection due to downsizing. This probably was a rather special presentation piece and may have been available with a matching clock. Copyright © Charles Edwin Inc. The mercury thermometer tube mounted on a silvered engraved scale in Fahrenheit and Centigrade scales.
Based upon information that I could find on-line, I was a bit confused about the active dates of this specific firm. Many came from the Lake Cuomo area and quite a few settled in one particular area of London were there was a concentration of instrument makers and allied trades. The dial of silvered brass with pressure readings 25 inches to 31 inches and altitude scale 0 — 6000 feet. The case edged in black mounted with bow fronted thermometer replacement hand blown spirit tube , hygrometer and surmounted with a swan neck pediment. It is then inlaid in contrasting rosewood. The gold plating now in a mellow condition would have been very brash when new! Blued-steel pointer, gilt brass telltale, substantial glass with curved circumference.
Clock work serviced and in good working order, pressure needle responds to pressure changes, the leather cover in remarkably good virtually new condition. The whole supported upon a tripod stand set upon a raised circular base with faux rope work surround, the verso faced with original red velvet. This is a highly decorated example which came our way. Clock overhauled and all in good working order. Not as dark as my lousy pix would suggest: Based upon my research, Joseph Somalvico and his firms and descendants were a very much respected late 18th to early 20th century and well known maker of barometers for domestic and marine use.
The polish on the wood shows a good patination. Clearly a high quality piece being gold plated and of finest Victorian quality. The Mahogany case shows signs of age as expected, The antique brass reservoir cover in original condition, being somewhat delicate. As a result, Italian immigrants would come to dominate the field. These large drum barographs show an expanded trace as the drum is so tall, they show the pressure movements more sensitively than the normal size barographs. The list includes working or estimated working dates, business addresses where known and other activities engaged in by makers.
The well executed carved case nicely mellowed to a medium brown colour. Although working this is a collectors piece for its scarcity and great condition. There is a small arm throw off leaver at the font protruding under the case. The imitation ivory scales mounted with spirit thermometer and manually operated vernier slide A reproduction stick barometer of Georgian style by O C Comitti of London with aluminium scales behind a glazed door. After some restoration we have now restored this to a fully working condition.
A domestic mercury barometer of Admiral FitzRoy style with full length glass front housing traditional paper scales, a storm glass and a thermometer, the barometer tube replaced in our own workshops. This book is an alphabetical list of over 4,000 barometer makers and retailers who were active in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland from the time of the earliest domestic instruments up to 1900. The clock work movement and the barograph mechanism shows high quality workmanship. The dial in enamel divided from 25 inches to 31 inches with traditional weather words. Mills, 1983, Aurum Press England Makers of Surveying Instruments in America Since 1700 by Charles E. In fact, it remains the center of the London watch and jewelry district.
The barometer cleaned and re-lacquered in good working order. Originally displayed At D R Grey in Gorleston-on-Sea. Here's one thread from years ago that comes to mind: Please see this for some general info and history: Tonight, I thought that I would post a London made barometer that helped to introduce me to some interesting history. But wait a cotton pickin' minute!! Barometer Makers and Retailers 1660-1900 by Edwin Banfield Barometer Makers and Retailers 1660-1900 Edwin Banfield £9. Dial divided from 12 inches to 31 inches — probably design for mountaineering — Aluminum was a new metal in Victorian times, its lightness useful to reduce loads in transit etc. The re built inlaid door of wasted design over an engraved silvered scale.
No maker or retailers name. The transporting screw protrudes from the base. Other information given includes unusual styles of instruments made or handled, the relationship between some makers, their achievements and other items of interest. An invaluable reference guide for collectors, dealers and fine art auctioneers. Both of these indicate the overlapping interests of their customers.