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Silver Pocket Barometer & Compass Compendium C1895 (1 of 8)
Vavasseur Antiques
Devon, UK

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Silver Pocket Barometer & Compass Compendium C1895

REF: CP0611 / LA409045
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Description
A good silver pocket barometer, altimeter and compass double-sided compendium, probably by Maxant, France c1895. Pocket barometer compass compendium having 1½” die struck and silvered stepped dial, the inner calibrated in inches of mercury with a range from 21 – 31, the upper portion marked with standard meteorological terms "Rain," "Change" and "Fair." The outer rotating scale calibrated in feet, activated at the crown with altitude scale from 0 – 10,000ft. Fine blued steel pointer set beneath a low convex crystal. Typical French rack-type movement driven by a 1" capsule. The verso with off-set compass also set beneath a low convex crystal, having diamond-form needle, jewelled suspension, the frosted silvered rose with cardinals and intercardinals, the azimuth set to a contrasting flat silvered finish and marked to 360 degrees with stations at 10 and 20 degree intervals. The whole contained within a silver drum form case with concave and ribbed bezels, engraved with the initials "STJ." A very unusual and most attractive instrument, certainly of French manufacture and probably by Maxant. The case lacks hallmarks, though it is undoubtedly silver. Disassembled, cleaned and calibrated, the barometer/altimeter functions well, the attitude ring turned by rotating the crown and the compass finds north easily. This is a really unusual and attractive pocket barometer compendium. Dimensions: 1¾" diameter x ¾" deep

measurements

Depth:
0.75 in
Diameter:
1.75 in

declaration

Vavasseur Antiques has clarified that the Silver Pocket Barometer & Compass Compendium C1895 (LA409045) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1895

condition

In good working order.

additional info

Material:
Origin:
Artisan:
-
Date of Manufacture:
1895

delivery

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location

This Silver Pocket Barometer & Compass Compendium C1895 is located in Totnes, United Kingdom