horologer: A Martinelli & Sons

circa 1820
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wheel barometer, banjo shape, break arch pediment above the hygrometer, thermometer, convex mirror and large silvered register, below a spirit level. Banjo-shaped, with thermometer
broken pediment Banjo shaped barometer with scrolled, open pediment at the top. Dry / Damp gauge at top, thermometer, convex mirror, barometric gauge and spirit level at the bottom.
Mahogany veneered on to pine; satinwood stringing, brass embellishments.] A Late Mahogany Wheel this barometer is of typical banjo shape in addition to the main dial there is a hygrometer used to measure atmospheric humidity and a spirit level to enable more accurate readings.
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horologer: A Martinelli & Sons
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circa 1820
178 x 315 mm
Patent Number "3829" stamped into back at bottom; BADA label at centre front.
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Foundation Collection, 1989
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This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
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