25 St. Barnabas st, Pimlico
14 September 2005
A large late Victorian ebonised drop-dial combined timepiece/barometer/thermometer
By Arthur Jack, Cheltenham, dated 1889
The white-painted Roman dial inscribed ARTHUR JACK/CHELTENHAM, with single fusee brass-bound weight-drive four- pillar movement with anchor escapement, the barometer with pointers inscribed 10am today and 10am yesterday, the 'high-low' thermometer with silvered scales, with presentation plaque PRESENTED TO THE PUBLIC LIBRARY BY ARTHUR JACK/THE PROMENADE CHELTENHAM 1889
95 in. (241 cm.) high, 33 in. (84 cm.) wide, 9 in. (23 cm.) deep
Formerly: in the entrance hall of Cheltenham Public Library.
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COMPARATIVE LITERATURE: Edwin Banfield Barometer Makers and Retailers 1660-1900, Trowbridge, 1991. Arthur Jack & Co., Cheltenham, barograph makers, listed as active 1880-1900.
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