A very rare second quarter of the 18th century mahogany barometer, dated 1832 Thomas Hargraves, Settle, 1832
Lot 69W
A very rare second quarter of the 18th century mahogany barometer, dated 1832 Thomas Hargraves, Settle, 1832
Sold for £5,250 (US$ 8,156) inc. premium

Lot Details
A very rare second quarter of the 18th century mahogany barometer, dated 1832
Thomas Hargraves, Settle, 1832
The slim trunk of good figure and shaped to the left-hand side to accommodate the half-circular dial, ranging in scale from 28.5 inches to 30.5 inches and reading to one twentieth of an inch via the single hand, further set with a recording hand adjusted via a knob in the centre of the trunk, the dial signed in a curve radiating from the centre 98cms (38.5ins) high.

Footnotes

  • Edwin Banfield records that Hargraves produced very unusual barometers which had slender rectangular cases and a quadrant or fan-shaped painted and glazed dial on one side of the case. The dial pointer was operated by a pivot mechanism.
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