John Frederick Newman, London. c.1840

Good quality mahogany stick barometer by a leading maker of the period. The edge moulded mahogany case of nice colour, has an ogee moulded pediment above silvered register plates and terminates with a turned cistern cover which conceals the boxwood cistern. The well engraved silvered register plates are fitted with a mercury thermometer and a rack and pinion operated vernier guage and signed 'J. Newman, 122 Regent St, London'.

'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)

Height 39"


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