THOMAS JONES, LONDON, CIRCA 1810
THOMAS JONES, LONDON, CIRCA 1810
THOMAS JONES, LONDON, CIRCA 1810
THOMAS JONES, LONDON, CIRCA 1810
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THOMAS JONES, LONDON, CIRCA 1810

A GEORGE III STICK BAROMETER

Details
THOMAS JONES, LONDON, CIRCA 1810
A GEORGE III STICK BAROMETER
The bow-fronted case with squared pediment and ebonised cistern cover and line inlay, the glazed silvered plates with vernier attached to micrometer dial showing readings to 1⁄100th inch above barometer scales '28-31', portable cistern with brass screw, Fahrenheit mercury thermometer case mounted on trunk with silvered scales, signed 'Thomas Jones / 62 Charing Cross / LONDON' to both dials
Mahogany and brass
40 1⁄2 in. (102.9 cm.) high; 4 1⁄2 in. (11.4 cm.) wide; 2.3.4 in. (7 cm.) deep
Provenance
Acquired from R.A. Lee, London, August 1966.
Literature
N. Goodison, English Barometers, London, 1968, p. 154, pls. 89-90.
N. Goodison, English Barometers, Woodbridge, 1977, pp. 166-7. pls. 104-5.
E. Banfield, Barometers, Wheel or Banjo, Trowbridge, 1985, pp. 107-111, fig. 144.
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Lot Essay


Sir Nicholas Goodison noted: Before 1800 Jones was one of Jesse Ramsden's workmen. During the next fifty years he became one of the most eminent of instrument makers: all forms of optical, mathematical and physical instruments were made and sold in his workshop.
The case of this barometer shows an evolution of the style developed by Ramsden (see lot 183).

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