Stick Barometers

Georgian - up to c1830

Until the last quarter of the 18th Century, virtually all Barometers were of the Stick variety, with the upper section displaying a scale - in inches - alongside the -usually- visible mercury column.

In their construction and design, Barometer cases closely reflected the prevailing furniture style. Walnut gave way to mahogany around 1740 as the preferred material, and the designs, initially individualistic, became more classically simple and standardised, arched tops and architectural pediments appearing from c1760. Not many Barometers from the pre-1760's survive.

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Please note that the 2009 EU Mercury regulations DO NOT affect antique barometers in any way.
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