Barometers For Sale

If you're interested in buying any of the barometers featured here, please contact me.

While I am happy to post most items to you, unfortunately this is not possible with mercury barometers as carriers will not take them due to the risk of mercury spillage. I personally believe it is always better to see them 'in the flesh' before buying anyway, and then you can take them with you, avoiding the potential for damage!

All barometers I sell have been fully overhauled by me personally and are fully guaranteed for one year.

Victorian anaeroid pocket barometer/altimeter


It comes with the original fitted, padded protective travelling case, covered in red leather.
C W Dixey was 'Optician to the Queen'

Dimensions: Steel case: diameter - 51mm (a shade over 2"), thickness - 17.33mm; travelling case closed: main diameter 62.3mm, max length - 82mm thickness - 28.5mm

£200


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Victorian 5-dial Rosewood Banjo (or Wheel) Barometer


This is a lovely example.
It is the classic 5-dial banjo, or wheel barometer with a mercury tube inside. Because of the mercury tube this item is for

COLLECTION ONLY


The 5 dials are, starting at the top, a hygrometer, a thermometer, a convex mirror , the main dial and a spirit level.
Hygrometers in these barometers are only comparative instruments, not showig the absolute humidity but a rough scale from -20 through 0 to +20 for very dry through to very humid.
The thermometer on this one shows Fahrenheit only, with some 'important' temperatures - blood heat, Summer heat, temporate and freezing - named on the other side.
The main dial is 10" across with the outer line of th engraving at 9" diameter, and the case is 12" at its widest point, so it is very easy to read. It has a brass reference hand remotely set by the ivory knob below the main dial.
Spirit levels on these are notoriously useless as they are completely flat tubes so if the barometer is vertical the bubble will not move, regardless of where it is!
This particular barometer is 42" overall height.

Dimensions: Height - 42" (107cm), thickness - 3" (7.5cm); width of case at main dial - 12" (30.5cm)

£750


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2-dial Rosewood Banjo (or Wheel) Barometer


This is a very elegant example with beautiful colour.
It is 2-dial banjo barometer with a mercury tube inside. Because of the mercury tube this item is for

COLLECTION ONLY



The dials are a thermometer, and the main dial.
The thermometer on this one shows Fahrenheit only with some'important' temperatures - blood heat, Summer heat, temporate and freezing - named on the other side.
The main dial is 8" across, (the case is 10" here), so it is very easy to read. It has a brass reference hand remotely set by the ivorine knob below the main dial.
It is signed A Mantegani (of) Wisbeach (an old spelling of Wisbech), which is in Cambridgeshire. He was apparently working from 1810 to 1846, so although it could be mistaken for Art Nouveau it is actually much older.
This particular barometer is 36.5" overall height.

Dimensions: Height - 36.5, thickness - 2.25"; width of case at main dial - 10"

£400


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