This great old brass cased pocket aneroid barometer was made by the prestigious firm of short and mason in london. They were founded in 1845 by thomas short and james mason at 40 hatton gardens, london.
They supplied the scott and shackleton polar expeditions and mt. Everest climbers (a similar pattern pocket barometer by cary was found on the body of george mallory). I think this barometer is from the early part of the 20th c. The barometer is 3″ in diameter and is 7/8″ thick. The dial has a sliding vernier to convert barometric pressure into altitude.
The item “English Short & Mason (London) Brass Cased Pocket Aneroid Barometer c. 1910″ is in sale since Tuesday, September 23, 2014. This item is in the category “Antiques\Science & Medicine (Pre-1930)\Scientific Instruments\Barometers”. The seller is “phinneyfarm” and is located in Seattle, Washington.
This item can be shipped to United States.
- Maker: Original
- Original/Reproduction: Short and Mason (London)