Antique carved wood & mop shortland smiths banjo barometer thermometer england. This listing is for a nice antique english, early 20. Century, english banjo barometer and thermometer by shortland smiths. The instrument as a whole measures 30 ¼ inches or 77 cm long, and is 8 ½ inches or 21.5 cm at its widest. The instrument is all carved wood with a black lacquer finish. It is further enhanced with mother of pearl inlay, and heavy applied gold highlights.
The barometer dial is metal with gold lettering and a gilt brass bezel, and is protected by glass. Above the barometer is a thermometer and below it is a humidity gage. The dial of the barometer is marked “shortland smiths british made instrument”, and below this is “made in england”, along with some patent numbers. The condition is as follows; there are age appropriate variations to the black lacquer finish and there is some lifting to the mother of pearl inlay along with some that have flakes and lifted. Please see the many photographs for more on the look and condition of this fine antique barometer, as they are an important part of the description.
The item “Antique Carved Wood & MOP Shortland Smiths Banjo Barometer Thermometer England” is in sale since Thursday, March 13, 2014. This item is in the category “Antiques\Science & Medicine (Pre-1930)\Scientific Instruments\Barometers”. The seller is “pg123″ and is located in Saugerties, New York. This item can only be shipped Worldwide.