A COLLECTION OF MAHOGANY STICK BAROMETERS
(From left to right)
A GEORGE II MAHOGANY STICK BAROMETER BY BATTY STORR OF YORK
An exceptionally rare mid 18th century mahogany barometer of large proportions, the broken-arched pediment centred by a turned ivory urn finial above finely engraved silvered plates inscribed ‘B Storr, York Fecit’ flanked by fluted pilasters, the exposed tube with a large richly carved cistern cover with a gadrooned edge above a tapering moulded base, originally with an open cistern, now converted to an Adam type float cistern.
English, circa 1750, signed ‘B. Storr, York, Fecit’
Height: 45 in; 115 cm
Width: 9 in; 23 cm
A REGENCY CARVED MAHOGANY STICK BAROMETER BY A.J. ADIE
A fine early 19th century carved mahogany stick barometer by A.J. Adie of Edinburgh having reeded domed top and cistern cover and a finely engraved silvered brass register plate. The single vernier is adjustable by a brass turn screw to the top.
Scottish, circa 1820 signed ‘A.J. Adie, Edinburgh’
Height: 40 ¼ in; 102.5 cm
Width: 3 ¾ in; 9.5 cm
A GEORGE III CARVED MAHOGANY BULB CISTERN BAROMETER
An unusual mid 18th century carved mahogany bulb cistern barometer. The architectural moulded triangular pediment above an engraved, divided, silvered brass register plate with sliding vernier. The mahogany covered cistern tube terminating in an unusual cistern cover carved as a grotesque bearded mask, probably of the ‘green man.’
English, circa 1760, unsigned
Height: 39 in; 99 cm
Width: 6 ¼ in; 15.5 cm
Depth: 3 in; 7.5 cm
E. Banfield, ‘Barometers: Stick or Cistern Tube’, London, 1985, p.66, fig.72.
A GEORGE III CARVED MAHOGANY STICK BAROMETER BY BRUNER & CO
An unusual mid 18th century mahogany stick barometer by Bruner & Co, the step arched pediment centred by an inlaid flower head above an engraved silvered plate flanked by tapering columns, the barometer plate signed 'Bruner & Co' with a single adjustable vernier and thermometer, the herringbone veneered and chequered strung stem with an exposed tube, the base with a turned boss cistern cover inlaid with a compass star.
English, circa 1770, signed Bruner & Co.
Height: 42 ¾ in; 108.5 cm
Width: 7 ¼ in; 18.5 cm
Depth: 2 ¼ in; 6 cm