Here we have an Antique , DOLLOND & AITCHISON, LONDON Gentlemen’s Gunmetal Aneroid Barometer Altimeter. In 1752, his father John joined him in business until his death in 1761; later he took on his son, then his nephew. The firm had a shop in the Haymarket, London after 1784, and flourished for over 150 years until its acquisition by James Aitchison in 1913. The dial is marked with:’ RAIN CHANGE FAIR COMPENSATED DOLLOND & AITCHISON LONDON. Based upon the history above the the two men must have formed a partnership for a short time before Dollond’s company was completely acquired. The instrument is in good’used’ condition but I was unable to verify if the barometer is in working order using the’plastic bag’ test. The case shows all of the original gunmetal finish. The dial surface is in condition with a light aging on the edges of the dial face. He revolving altimeter ring works nicely. He beveled-edge crystal is in very good condition with no scratches, cracks or edge nicks. The top crown and bow ring are in good condition. Barometer is 1-7/8 in diameter. He original Moroccan Red Leather case is in good’used’ condition with wear to the outside surfaces. The inside has blue felt lining in the bottom half and blue silk liining on the lid half. The button for the clasp has gone missing over the last 100+ years! A very early, Maker marked, working barometer for your collection! THAT MANY SELLERS TRY TO MARKET AS AN ANTIQUE. Please remember to leave Feedback. I will gladly reciprocate. The item “DOLLOND & AITCHISON, LONDON Gentlemen’s Gunmetal Aneroid Barometer Altimeter” is in sale since Tuesday, November 26, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Science & Medicine (Pre-1930)\Scientific Instruments\Barometers”. The seller is “tjtoolie” and is located in Royersford, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Maker: DOLLOND & AITCHISON, LONDON
- Original/Reproduction: Original