Field & Son, Birmingham. c.1850.

Good mahogany bow front stick barometer, c.1850. The bow fronted case is veneered in fine figured mahogany of the best quality with an ogee moulded pediment , the base with canted corners and ebonised urn shaped cistern cover and mouldings. The case is fitted with a mercury thermometer mounted on a bone scale plate which is well engraved with Fahrenheit and Reamur scales. The main ivory register plates are fitted with double rack and pinion operated verniers and engraved with the maker's name and address, 'Field & Son, 113 New Street Birmingham'. The original wide bore mercury tube is fitted with a portable boxwood cistern concealed behind an ebonised urn shaped cistern cover.
Field & Son are listed in Banfield's 'Barometer Makers & Retailers 1660-1900' as optical instrument makers working from 113 New Street, Birmingham from 1843-60.

Height 38".





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