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G. Agosti Mercury Stick Barometer

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2946M
Lot:
976
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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2946M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 28, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

G. Agosti Mercury Stick Barometer, Falmouth, United Kingdom, 19th century, the 38 1/2-in. mahogany instrument with ivory boss reading G. Agosti Falmouth above the hinged door that opens to the thermometer plaque and barometer scale with vernier, terminating in a brass cistern, with a fully functional wall-mounted gimbal.

Note: The sale/purchase and exportation/importation of ivory and all other endangered species may fall under various federal, state, and international restrictions. The buyer of this lot is solely responsible for understanding all applicable restrictions prior to purchase, also barometers containing mercury cannot be shipped and must be picked up at the gallery.
Estimate $2,000-2,500


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Falmouth, United Kingdom, Agosti, Barometer, Equipment, Falmouth, Maine, Matter, Mercury, Physics, Thermometer