Mercury Stick Barometer

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Mercury Stick Barometer

Mercury Stick Barometer made by Horn & Thornthwaite instrument makers.

The body is made of oak with displays for the barometer and integral thermometer of engraved bone. The Barometer is calbrated in Inches of Mercury, and the thermometer in Reumur and Farenheit.

The barometer scale has two adjustable pointers which record current/past pressure.

My grandfather brought the barometer back from a a trip around the world on HMS Repluse(with the Prince of Wales, 1924) We know he spent some time ashore in New Zealand and think he may have bought it when in Wellington. The glass tube was broken and the mercury lost when my father found it in my Grandfathers tool shed after he died. My father replaced the tube and mercury and generally refurbished it.

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Location

416 Strand, London

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108cm
W:
15cm
D:
10cm
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