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Bow Fronted Stick Barometer by Francis Rubergall of London

Bow Fronted Stick Barometer by Francis Rubergall of London

Bow Fronted Stick Barometer by Francis Rubergall of London

An exceptional bow fronted stick barometer by this Royal Instrument Maker.

The silvered brass scale calibrated from 28″ to 31″ with a sliding rack and pinion vernier of slim design and controlled with an ivory set key. The dial also engraved with weather indications and makers name and place of work engraved to the top of the scale. The full length thermometer to the main trunk calibrated in both Fahrenheit and Reaumur and with a mercury filled tube.

The desirable flat-to-the-wall mahogany case with excellent flame veneers to the bowed front and with swan neck pediment with bone paterea and an ornate brass pineapple finial. The base with an ebonised boxwood urn cistern, ebony mouldings, ebony inlay and brass cistern screw for transportation.

A highly desirable Georgian Instrument of the finest quality and design.

Note: Thomas Rubergall is listed as Optician and Mathematical Instrument Maker to the Duke of Clarence (later to become William IV) and he was also Optician to King George III.

Price: £9500.000 / Height: 40″ / C.1810

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New – Elegantly made Bow Fronted Stick barometer by Fraser, New Bond Street, London.

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Fraser – 3 New Bond Street, London

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A very elegant and rare bow fronted stick barometer by this maker to King George III and the Prince of Wales.

The silvered brass scale calibrated from 28″ to 31″ with a sliding rack and pinion vernier of excellent workmanship and design and controlled with a brass set key set within a bone collet. The dial also engraved with weather indications and makers name and place of work engraved to the top of the scale.

The exceptional flat-to-the-wall mahogany case with excellent flame veneers to the bowed front and with the rare use of a swan neck pediment with bone paterea and an ornate brass finial. The base with an ebonised boxwood urn cistern, ebony mouldings, ebony inlay and access to the brass cistern screw for transportation.

A stunning Georgian Instrument for the traditional or contemporary home.

Note: William Fraser was born C.1720. He was made Mathematical Instrument Maker to King George III and also the Prince of Wales. From 1799 he was in Partnership with his son which continued until William died in 1815. In later years the business was taken over by Dixey & Son and continued with great success with Royal Warrants. The New Bond Street address was destroyed in the Second World War but was relocated. The Dixey & Son business continues to this day.

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Price: £9250.00 / Height: / C.1810

Early Wheel Barometer by Joseph Somalvico of Holborn, London

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A rare rounded top mahogany wheel barometer by this well known family of Instrument Makers.

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The 8″ diameter finely engraved silvered brass dial calibrated from 28″ to 31″ with engraved weather indications set on the outer edge and a star motif engraving to the centre. The makers name engraved to the main dial as Joseph Somalvico, No 67 Leather Lane, Holborn.

The barometer reading is indicated by a blued steel hand and can be recorded with a brass set hand, controlled with the brass knob set within the glazed concave bezel. The alcohol thermometer set on a exquisitely engraved silvered brass scale calibrated from 0 Degress to 110 Degrees Fahrenheit. The thermometer scale also with well engraved flowers and swags.

The mahogany veneered case of good deep colour and with chequer strung edge inlay, rounded top and bottom and deep cross-banded sides. The case also features exceptionally well crafted oval inlay to the centre and complicated flower roundels to both the top and base of the barometer.

Note: The Somalvico family were extremely competent and prolific Instrument Makers. Joseph Somalvico appears to be the first generation of a large family which spanned the 19th century.

Price: £3,250 / Height: 36″ / C.1800

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