Antique Pocket Barometer
by Negretti & Zambra
Very nice example of a pocket barometer in its original leather case. The barometer itself is cased in white metal with a loop to enable it to be attached to a chain and the face is marked with the maker's name "Negretti & Zambra. London. 25110. Compensated". The reverse of the barometer has been engraved 'WILLY. Oct 16.1902".
The barometer comes with its original protective leather case with gold emblazoned initials M. St. L and a crown. The case is in nice condition however the hinge is a bit weak and the press catch a bit stiff. The leather is nicely worn and has a great patina.
The barometer is in good condition for its age. The glass is undamaged and has no major surface scratches or chips. The face is generally clean and clear to read. There are a few small knocks around the casing and some light scratches / tarnishing on the reverse but only what is to be expected. It displays very nicely. It appears to be in working order although I cannot say for sure how accurate it is - I have done the 'bag test' and it moves as expected. It is sold as seen.
Approximate Measurements :
Diameter : 2" (5cm)
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