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Two 19th Century Mercury Stick Barometers

Auction:
2802T
Lot:
1176
Sold for:
$277$225

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2802T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 21, 2015 12:00PM

Description:

Two 19th Century Mercury Stick Barometers, Europe, a J.H. Steward ebonized stick barometer with dual dials, and verniers, two bone vernier adjustment knobs, mercury thermometer in throat, terminating in a stepped molded base; the other barometer with cross-banded decoration, brass dials, and hinged upper and mid doors, lg. 43 to 47 in.
Estimate $200-300

J.H. Steward Lacking lower cistern door, some molding missing on base, no cistern. French example lacking thermometer scale, missing veneer, upper dial missing hand, cistern cover missing.


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