Restoration & Repair


We offer a full restoration service for mercury barometers. All aspects of the barometer can be restored including case and wood work, dials cleaned and resilvered, replacement tubes supplied and fitted, tubes emptied and refilled, new glasses supplied and fitted. When parts are missing we try to source old parts of the correct style and period or new high quality replacements cast from original period components. We can have new tubes hand blown to match individual barometers and scales where necessary, most commonly thermometer tubes and stick barometer tubes. Other than any glass blowing, all the restoration work is carried out by us.

                  

The dial of a stick barometer by Dolland of London
before and after re-silvering.

If you have a barometer that you would like repairing you can either arrange to bring it into the showroom at Ashbourne to be looked at or we do offer a home visit/collection service. We understand that people are often wary of transporting mercury barometers and therefore offer a collection and delivery service for repairs, a charge has to be made for the service and varies depending on distance etc.

Please ring before bringing a barometer into the shop for repair, this is to make sure that I (Aaron) will be at the showroom to discuss the repair as the shop in which I have the showroom is manned by people other than myself.

Please note that the workshop is not on the shop premises, a message can be left on 01332 544159 (answer phone checked in the evening) or to contact me at any time , please ring Aaron on 07581 725 667.

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