9 December 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 875
Estimate GBP 400 - GBP 600
A Regency mahogany wheel barometer
Early 19th Century
The trunk with engraved and silvered thermometer, adjustable damp/dry scale, the 10in. engraved and silverd main dial, above engraved level signed James Gatty/NO 132/Holborn/LONDON; mercury tube removed
38 in. (96.5cm.) high
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James Gatty, the maker of this barometer is further discussed in English Barometers 1680-1860, Nicholas Goodison, p. 152. A similar example is illustrated Ibid, pl 94.
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