Antique English Weather Station A W Gamage Ltd London Mahogany Case. W/ Pressed On Detailing. Recently acquired it at an estate sale. Would make a great gift or keep it for yourself! An Ebayer recently selected this item, but the barometer was not working when they received it. The old built up oil on the movement probably melted in the heat during transit and then recongealed when in a normal temperature area. The weather station was made for a store A W Gamage Ltd of London, England. We are not sure whom the maker of the instrument was. My best guess is the piece is from the late 1800s to early 1900s. The barometer has a nice looking porcelain face on it, no hairlines in the face. The adjusting screw and arrow still operate. The barometer face is 7.75 across. Hand on the barometer face is a little bent and needs straightening attention. The brass bezel holding the glass over the barometer face is securely in place. The glass is no longer in the bezel. The barometer is not in working condition at this juncture as noted above. Nice looking thermometer on the weather station as well. Looks to have a porcelain face as well. The thermometer seems to be working condition. Shows the temperature in centigrade and fahrenheit on the two scales. The glass over the thermometer is intact, no cracking or blistering, some dirt on the inside of the glass. The weather station has a great looking solid mahogany wood case on it. Nice pressed on and carved detailing at the top and bottom of the case. Some finish loss, but still has a nice look to it. The brass hanger is still at the top of the piece. This is a great weather station just waiting for the right owner. The weather station is 32″ tall, by 10″ across, by 3 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. Make sure that this item meets your needs and requirements before deciding to acquire it. So, please carefully review all the attached pictures. Ask all the questions you have, come see in person or send a friend to see the item on your behalf, prior to deciding to acquire it. Some information about the name, A W Gamage, shown on the barometer face which was a high end store, not the maker of the weather station. Gamages was a department store founded by Mr. Gamage at 116-128 Holborn in Central London. The store closed in 1972, but prior to that had been unusual inasmuch as its premises were away from the main Oxford Street shopping area, being on the edge of the City of London at Holborn. Arthur Walter Gamage was the son of a Herefordshire farmer who was apprenticed to a London draper in St Paul’s churchyard. The owner assured them that a hosiery shop would do well in the area. The frontage was no more than five feet and above it Gamage hung his motto Tall Oaks from Little Acorns Grow. The partners lived in the back room of the shop and allowed themselves no more than fourteen shillings a week for their living expenses. Because of the piecemeal expansion, his Department Store ended up as a maze of rooms, steps, passages and ramps which Gamage now called the People’s Popular Emporium. Children and adults alike experienced something of an adventure as they wandered through the warren in search of bargains. It offered a very wide selection of goods, including haberdashery, furniture, sporting goods, gardening supplies and utensils, camping equipment, magic tricks, and clothing. Gamage went on to become the official supplier of uniforms to the Boy Scout movement and continued to expand. In 1911, for example, 49 pages of his 900 page catalogue were devoted to bicycles. The Holborn premises closed in March 1972 and disappeared in the massive redevelopment scheme which now occupies the site. The frontage on Holborn that was Gamages was in 2009 occupied by a W. Smith stationery store and the offices above are now occupied by French technology specialists Steria. Please check out our other Timeless Tokens store listings as we are regularly adding new items. We specialize in vintage artwork, books, collectibles, furniture, musical instruments, paper ephemera, marine/nautical, and clocks/watches. Thanks for your business. Select countries (disclosed in individual item description). All items are as described, with any item history, known defects or imperfections disclosed in each listing. Welcome to Timeless Tokens, our online store, offering antiques, collectibles, and conventional merchandise for every need and occasion. Timeless Token represents the fulfillment of a long-held dream to create a business that allows us pursue our passion for finding unique collectibles and everyday items that can be shared with and appreciated by all. Our listings are updated regularly and focus on items that we know best – vintage artwork, books, clocks, collectibles, furniture, toys/model trains, musical instruments, and decorative boxes. We appreciate your taking the time to visit our store, and 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 English Weather Station A W Gamage Ltd London Mahogany Case” is in sale since Tuesday, August 04, 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.
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