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Admiral Fitzroy Mercury Barometer

Auction:
3230M
Lot:
432
Sold for:
$308$250

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3230M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 12, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Admiral Fitzroy Mercury Barometer, c. 1870, acanthus-leaf-carved finial above the interior paper dials with baroscope, barometer and thermometer scales, and a retail label reading "J. Bruce/Liverpool," ht. 45 1/2 in.

Note: Barometers containing mercury cannot be shipped and must be picked up in the gallery.
Estimate $300-500

staining and losses to paper dials


Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. 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 shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Fitzroy Mercury Barometer, Acanthus, Barometer, Equipment, Fellows of the Royal Society, Mercury, Natural sciences, Physical sciences, Robert FitzRoy, Science, Thermometer