An early 19th Century mahogany Stick Barometer, A. Adie, Edinburgh,
Lot 803
An early 19th Century mahogany Stick Barometer, A. Adie, Edinburgh,
Sold for £11,985 (US$ 20,132) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Scottish Sale Edinburgh
25 Aug 2005 11:00 BST

Auction 11788
Lot Details
An early 19th Century mahogany Stick Barometer,
A. Adie, Edinburgh,
the rectangular silvered dial with adjustable vernier, above is a tapering gadrooned pediment surmounted by a brass finial, the moulded and bow fronted shaft ending in a conforming gadrooned cistern cover and leaf carved pendant, 105cm high

Footnotes

  • Alexander Adie was born in 1774 and was the son of John Adie a printer from Edinburgh. He was apprenticed to John Miller and went on to become an optical, mathematical and philosophical instrument maker who was held to very high regard. He traded from various Edinburgh addresses between 1804 and 1858 and he and his second son John were the only two instrument makers to be elected members of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Adie died in 1858 and the Royal Society of Edinburgh recorded the following tribute to him: 'Mr Adie's...attention to business, with his skill as a mechanic, his quick inventive powers, led to him being employed by all kinds of inventors, to give their schemes a practical form....'
Activities
Similar items
A good early 19th century mahogany 'flat to the wall' bow front stick barometer  Thomas Jones, 62 Ch An early 19th century mahogany bow front 'flat to the wall' stick barometer Banks, 441 Strand, London An early 19th century mahogany bow fronted flat to the wall stick barometer Matthew Berge, London A good early 19th century ebony strung mahogany bow fronted stick barometer Carpenter, 24 Regent Str A late George III mahogany stick barometer A rare late 18th/ early 19th century mahogany stick barometer with unusual adjustable hygrometer to