A mid Victorian Admiral Fitzroy barometer in a magnificently exotic extremely rare WALNUT case in the Gothic style.
The barometer has all its original printed dials, scales and instructions for the syphon tube,storm glass and thermometer as well as a check valve on the back to the syphon tube for portability.
The case has a concave moulded drop finial to the base and an ogee shaped cresting , moulded and open fretted with carved scroll and foliate decoration.
Height 4ft 7ins ( 140cm ).
This domestic barometer is a ' top-of-the range ' example from the period in fine condition complete with vernier adjustment pointers to record rising and falling in atmospheric pressure.
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Height = 140 cm (55")
Width = 23 cm (9")
Depth = 8 cm (3")
About the Date of Manufacture
This antique was produced in the Victorian period (1837 - 1901). The Victorian era of British history was the period of Queen Victoria's reign from 20 June 1837 until her death, on 22 January 1901. It was a long period of peace, prosperity and national self-confidence for Great Britain. Some scholars date the beginning of the period in terms of sensibilities and political concerns to the passage of the Reform Act 1832.
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