Dating antiques by patent number
It is of the type of quality of the early Victorian wheel barometers, the engraved dial with wide open divisions and simple decorative cartouche to the middle.Dimensions: 38 ½" (962.5mm) x 9 "(243.75mm) Ref 1537 SOLD A mahogany mercury wheel barometer with black & white stringing to edge, swan neck pediment, hygrometer, thermometer, mirror, 8" dial engraved with flourishing script P Edmence Engraver, London and level plate.This barometer has a replacement finial, pateraes, hygrometer, mirror, level bezel and mercury tube but retains original polish. Dimension: 37 ½" x 10" Ref 1538 SOLD A traditional 8" dial mercury wheel barometer in figured mahogany veneered cased with black & white stringing to edge, some slight un-evenness to the veneered case.Swan neck pediment repaired, finial replaced, hygrometer replaced, short thermometer, scale and tube replaced, convex mirror and frame replaced, the bezel on the main dial is of concave design.The case with applied 'C' scroll moulding to edges and acanthus leaf carving to base. Dial with convex glass and engraved with sunburst design with plaque inscribed 'Busby, Guildford' with mercury thermometer and bone set hand knob.
Ref 1502 SOLD A wheel barometer by Simms of Chipping Norton of tradional barometer design ingood colour with black and white stringing to edg.The pediment of swan neck design and mounted with brass finial. Ref 1514 SOLD An 8" dial figured mahogany mercury wheel barometer with black and white edging, by Barnaschoni of Cardigan.