AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY TRAVELLING SET WITH BAROMETER, COMPASS AND THERMOMETER
Circa 1915 - 1930
Comprising a circular gilt-cased barometer with fixed weather scale graduated 23 - 31, each subdivided 1 - 9 and altitude scale graduated 0 - 8000 feet; a mercury barometer with Fahrenheit and Centigrade scales on a rectangular ivory plaque to the right; and a miniature gilt-cased compass with eight-point windrose labelled with direction initials and edgebar needle to the left, all in a drop-shaped brown morocco case lined in green velvet to the interior, with double doors and a space for a resting leg at the back, now missing, the case 9cm x 8cm when closed, the barometer 4.5cm diam.
For a similar example with an analogous dating, please see Christie's London, Fine Scientific, Medical & Engineering Works of Art, 17 May 2007, lot 82.
the case 9cm x 8cm when closed, the barometer 4.5cm diam
Sold for £200
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