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$ 19,584) inc. premium

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....'
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