19TH CENTURY (1800s) ENGLISH BANJO BAROMETER 37


This is a 19th century (1800s), english (possibly american) banjo barometer. The piece has an overall height of 37″ measuring 10″ at the widest point. It is not in working order. Starting at the top, the components include: a hygrometer (dry/damp), therometer, convex mirror, the barometer proper, setting dial, and lastly, the leveling tube. With the exception of the mirror, which is flaking, all pieces appear complete and in fine condition. The thermometer is covered by a protective pane of glass, all other registers are covered by convex glass. The glass covers are completely free of any cracks, chips or fogging. The barometer retains both needles. The setting dial is functional as is the level. The therometer is lacking the mercury, but is not broken. I’m uncertain if the hygrometer is functional. The piece is not signed.

The case is remains solid. The base wood is pine, with mahogany veneer and a fruitwood string inlay surrounding the outer front edges. There is some loss of veneer at the top edge of the pediment as well as a chip from the wood where the original hanger broke free (see photo), with a few minimal areas of veneer loss along the back edge. Some loss of string inlay to the left edge of the barometer.

A bit of fading to the veneer. Retains the protective rear door, the hinges and catches are in good order. At the top of the bottom in the swoop of the j tube, a portion has snapped off. Acquired from a maine estate.

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The item “19TH CENTURY (1800s) ENGLISH BANJO BAROMETER 37″ is in sale since Monday, October 27, 2014. This item is in the category “Antiques\Science & Medicine (Pre-1930)\Scientific Instruments\Barometers”. The seller is “timeforgot1″ and is located in Bremen, Maine. This item can be shipped worldwide.

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