Impressive and very attractive mahogany bowfronted stick barometer of the best quality by the leading scientific instrument maker of the period, John Newman of London, c.1825-30.The bow-fronted case with good full depth 'front to back' swan neck pediment with ebony mouldings , is veneered in the finest quality flame mahogany veneers of good colour. The barometer is fitted with a glazed bowed thermometer box containing a long mercury thermometer with a brass protective cover on a well engraved plate with both Reamur and Fahrenheit scales.
The base with canted corners inlaid with ebony lines with ebony mouldings to the bottom, with the ebonised turned urn shaped cistern cover concealing the boxwood cistern.
The silvered register plates are very well engraved with a 27"-31" scale and the makers name, 'J. Newman, 122 Regent Street, London'. The plates are fitted with a rack and pinion operated vernier.
John Frederick Newman is listed as working in London from 7 & 8 Lisle Street between 1816-25 and then moving to 122 Regent Street until being taken over by Negretti & Zambra in 1862.
'He made standard and portable barometers for the Ross Antarctic expedition and his meteorological station barometers were installed throughout the British Empire. He exhibited at the Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace in 1851 and was, without doubt, the leading scientific barometer maker of his day. The business was taken over by Negretti & Zambra in 1862'. (Edwin Banfield, 'Barometer Makers & Retailers 1660-1900).
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