This is a great pennsylvania area estate offering for an antique surveying / engineering instrument collection. It’s a late 19th century to early 20th century queen & co.
– philadelphia lacquered brass pocket engineering barometer / altimeter. It has a 2 3/4 round brass casing with a knurled rotating dial bezel. The crystal is thick beveled glass. The dial and inner bezel are silvered.
The dial is maker signed (see photos). The instrument is not rotted out, crushed, bent up, dented up, cracked, chopped up, altered, etc… It’s complete with exception of missing the pointer hand. The needle stem is still plainly visible coming through the tiny dial hole.
The stem is straight and clean. It looks like the instrument just needs a replacement pointer needle (see close-up photos). The dial bezel still turns fine. It’s not siezed up or loose. The silver on the dial has darkened a bit from age, but the numerals are still plainly visible.
The crystal is not cracked. The chain ring is not bent or loose. I hope this goes to a good engineering collection. It’s being offered with no warranties as an antique scientific instrument for a collection, not as a calibrated certified modern instrument for official measurement.
I have not polished up or tampered with anything. It’s being offered fresh out of the estate & as pictured here. All items i offer are from numerous east coast estates (mostly from maryland, washington dc, virginia, and pennsylvania). They are obtained through consignment or estate liquidation. You are seeing items right out of the estates.
I do not tamper with items or alter them in any way. I want you to view them as close as possible as i obtained them. All items are being offered as final sales from estate liquidation with all wear of a used vintage item. I will only call an item mint if i truly believe that it’s in mint condition. Please ask all questions before the item has ended. The items that i list are not being offered for sale locally at the same time. If something happens to go very cheap, you get it cheap. If it is a minor typo, i will add the correct info directly under this initial description.
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The item “ANTIQUE QUEEN & CO. PHILADELPHIA 2 3/4 BRASS COMPENSATED BAROMETER / ALTIMETER” is in sale since Monday, March 24, 2014. This item is in the category “Antiques\Science & Medicine (Pre-1930)\Scientific Instruments\Barometers”.
The seller is “brtcarguy” and is located in Severna Park, Maryland. This item can only be shipped Worldwide.