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William Harris & Co. - London. 19th century mahogany stick barometer

c 1820
Fine quality early 19th Century mahogany Stick Barometer, in essentially original condition, with ‘'swan-neck' pediment over signed engraved silvered brass register plate, bearing rack-and-pinion operated vernier. The case of ‘flame’ mahogany, edge moulded, ebony banded and inset with detachable mercury Fahrenheit thermometer; the original concealed barometer tube terminating behind turned cistern cover.

A noted optical and mathematical instrument maker, working from premises at 50 Holborn from c1815-41
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