Of cylindrical form with chrome/metal case, the open-faced instrument with glass-faced barometer to one side, the silvered dial marked: “compensated” and “aitchison & company new york” and “made in england”, the reverse with curved glass thermometer centering a circular compass with locking switch. The metal cast with banded edge and top with hinged hanging ring.
The barometer does not appear to be in working condition (the hand/interior mechanism is loose). The thermometer and compass are working properly and the locking latch to the compass, though stiff, also works.
There is considerable oxidation to the metal case with some whitish corrosion along the edges and wear to the silvered dials. The leather case is in poor condition with cracks to the leather, losses to the hinges and cover and dirt/soiling to the lining. Please see photos below for an accurate depiction of the condition. Click thumbnail images below to enlarge. (images below may appear distorted but will open as correct size). We offer a seven-day return privilege. In the event we are unable to or it is unwise to remove the glass from the frame, we use an adhesive sheet to secure the glass as best we can. All items subject to availability. If you prefer to pay by credit card, you may call our office at 718-438-6444. Personal checks are not accepted under any circumstances. We cannot respond to or send you important notices if they don’t get through. Packing materials may include: box/boxes, bubble wrap, packing foam, biodegradable packing peanuts (made of corn starch), tissue paper, tape, etc. For packing materials depending on the dimensions of the item. The item weighs over 9.0lbs. However, at the customers request we will be happy to highlight any item as an “antique” or 100+ years old if this is in fact true. Unfortunately, boxes are occasionally lost, damaged or go missing during transit. In the event of loss or item damage, we are required to notify the carrier so that a trace can be started. For questions concerning this specific item or information on any other decorative pieces that we offer, please contact patrick campbell at(718) 438-6444. To schedule a visit please call: 718-438-6444. What is the provenance of the item? Bloom fine art & antiques, inc. Can you appraise an item from my personal collection? For more information, might we suggest contacting the appraisers association of america to find an appraiser in your area.
The item “Antique Aitchison & Company Compensated Pocket Barometer Thermometer Compass” is in sale since Saturday, June 07, 2014. This item is in the category “Antiques\Science & Medicine (Pre-1930)\Scientific Instruments\Barometers”. The seller is “bloomantiques” and is located in Brooklyn, New York.
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