9 March 2006
A GEORGE III SCOTTISH MAHOGANY, VERRE EGLOMISÉ AND BRASS-MOUNTED WHEEL BAROMETER
BY JOHN RUSSELL, FALKIRK, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
The case with possibly later Prince of Wales feathers and coronet finial and banded with rope-twist mounts, with verre eglomisé panels, the trunk with silvered plate to mercury thermometer, signed Jno. Russell Falkirk, calibrated for Réaumur, Fahrenheit and Royal Society scales, with cast brass bezel to white repainted main dial signed J Russell, falkirk INVT ET FECIT/WATCH MAKER to his RH the PRINCE OF WALES; cracked lower panel, possibly later upper panel
47 in. (119.5 cm.) high; 13¼ in. (33.5 cm.) wide
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Nicholas Goodison, English Barometers 1680-1860, Woodbridge, 1977, p. 231, plate 159.
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