Outstanding brass bound bowfront barometer by Dollond of London. c.1825.
Outstanding mahogany cased bow-fronted barometer of 'the best type' that Dollond offered in this period. The ‘ogee’ pediment over very finely engraved register plate with rack-and-pinion operated vernier, protected by brass- trimmed bowed glass.
The figured mahogany trunk, banded in ebony, inset with adjustable brass hygrometer above the Fahrenheit and Réaumur mercury thermometer, with integral cursor, also with cast brass-trim. The canted corners of the base are inlaid with ebony diamonds, with the ebonised turned urn shaped cistern cover concealing the boxwood cistern.
The renowned Dollond family of instrument makers was founded by Peter Dollond circa 1750 and continued until the early 1900's when it was bought by Aitchison, hence Dollond and Aitchison .
This barometer was made during the period of George Dollond, (1774-1856) who continued the business after the death of his uncle, Peter, in 1820. He was instrument maker to Willian IV and Queen Victoria.
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