Antique rabone of london weatherstation barometer w/ glass tubes in place early 1800s? Recently acquired it at an estate sale. Would make a great gift or keep it for yourself! Quite an antique english weather station here. It was made by rabone of london, england. The rabone firm dates back to around 1784. The weather station also has vanini & co. Peterboro noted in cursive on the silver metal barometer face. My guess is that this piece dates back to the early to mid-1800s, but that is just a guess. You be the judge before acquiring. Any assistance in refining the manufacture date of this weather station would be appreciated. Your identity would be kept anonymous. What a wood case this weather station has! The case is probably made of mahogany wood. Check out the wood inlay of the sea shells up by the thermometer and then the flower inlay at the front bottom and top of the case. There certainly is some loss of veneer to the the case. Most notably on the left top of the wheel where the barometer resides. An old wood patch at the bottom of the case. The decorative top is still in place at the top of the case. The brass or wood finial that would have been in the middle is no longer there. The rear wood door of the case is securely attached by two hinges. The lock latch is still in place near the top of the case. The old metal hanger is still on the back of the barometer case as well. The numbers and names on the silver metal face are engraved or pressed into the face, not just stenciled or painted on. The barometer hand is still in place as is the hand to set next to the larger hand to not the last reading one had. One part of the arrow end on the smaller hand is missing. The hand still moves when activated by the bone knob below the face. Not sure if the barometer component of the weather station is operational or not. So going to say the barometer component is not working. Unfortunately the brass bezel and glass over the face of the barometer were not with the weather station when it was acquired. The thermometer at the top of the weather station is in place as is the glass and wood frame around it. The mercury is still in the thermometer as well. Cannot speak to the accuracy of the thermometer. The glass tube is still in the back of the case and has mercury in it as well. There are two glass slides that go into the tubes and they are in place as well. This is a great project weather station here just waiting for the right person to restore it to the piece’s former glory. And once you do that, you will have a piece that is worth in excess of $3,000 from what i have researched online. The weather station is 38.5″ tall, by 10.25″ across, by 1-7/8 wide. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures. Don’t be shy to make an. Offer, we are always open to reasonable suggestions. Sure that this item meets your needs and requirements before. 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Hope you will provide us feedback that will enable us to make your shopping. Experience the best it can be. Referrals are an important part of our business.The item “Antique Rabone of London Weather Station Barometer with Glass Tubes Early 1800s” is in sale since Wednesday, April 15, 2015. This item is in the category “Antiques\Science & Medicine (Pre-1930)\Scientific Instruments\Barometers”. The seller is “hallboys321″ and is located in Wilmington, Delaware. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Maker: Rabone – Vanini & Company
- Original/Reproduction: Original
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