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A rare George I tortoiseshell japanned stick barometer with Royal Society thermometer scale, circa 1720
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A rare George I tortoiseshell japanned stick barometer with Royal Society thermometer scale, circa 1720
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Defining an Era: The Collection of the Late Francis Egerton and Peter Maitland

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A rare George I tortoiseshell japanned stick barometer with Royal Society thermometer scale, circa 1720
with concealed tube, the barometer scale divided into three inches with decimal graduations and engraved with weather indications between foliate scrolls within a chevron border, the alcohol thermometer with a paper Royal Society scale graduated from '0' - Extreme Heat to '90' - Extreme Cold and with temerature observations, both scales with recording indicators, the case with brass finials and decorated in gilt with chinoiseries
102cm. 3ft. 4¼in. high
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Literature

Illustrated and described  Edwin Banfield: Barometers, Stick or Tube, P.30-31.

Defining an Era: The Collection of the Late Francis Egerton and Peter Maitland

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London