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    Sale 5969

    A West Country Tradition - Avon Antiques, Bradford-upon-Avon, Wiltshire

    21 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 126

    A George III mahogany and ivory-mounted stick barometer

    BY JACOB ABRAHAM, BATH, CIRCA 1820

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    A George III mahogany and ivory-mounted stick barometer
    By Jacob Abraham, Bath, circa 1820
    With swan neck cresting flanking a brass finial, thumb-nail mouldings to the trunk, the moulded cistern cover centred by an ivory and ebony roundel, the silvered and engraved register plate with Vernier scale and signed 'Abraham Optician BATH', brass cap to replaced tube, the ebony-banded trunk with turned ivory Vernier key, hygrometer and detachable thermometer; replaced tube, mercury removed
    39 in. (99 cm.) high; 5¼ in. (14 cm.) wide; 2 1/3 in. (6 cm.) deep


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    Jacob Abraham (fl.1805-1841) was a celebrated barometer maker whose patrons included the Dukes of Gloucester and Wellington.

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