Furthermore, to the base of the barometer has a thermometer to allow for temperature adjustments to the reading. When in transit, the barometer can be removed and then enclosed inside the tripods leg.
Two brass rings of varying size are then slipped over the closed legs to keep the instrument firm within its housing whilst travelling. The top of the scale is engraved to Troughton London a family of scientific instrument makers that were prolific and highly respected manufacturers from the mid eighteen century and throughout nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Dating of the instrument can be refined to within the period 1804 and 1826 when Edward Troughton combined the business with that of Williams Simms.
Instruments were thereafter signed Troughton & Simms and the earlier date can be derived from the invention of the Fortin barometer in around 1800 by Jean Nicholas Fortin. Edward Troughton was trading on his own by 1804 and is therefore the only family member who could have been responsible for this superb instrument.
Edward Troughton was responsible for considerably expanding the Troughtons reputation for quality during his lifetime. He was apprenticed to his brother John in 1770 and later formed a partnership with him named J&E Troughton.
Following Johns retirement in 1804, he maintained the business in his own right and was elected a Fellow of The Royal Society in 1810. He was considered a peer of the great Jesse Ramsden, responsible for numerous developments in surveying and navigational instruments including the invention of the pocket sextant.
From 1826 Troughton and Simms was created by a merger with the business of William Simms and this company continued to trade until just after the Great War. In 1922 it merged with T Cooke & Sons to become, Cooke Troughton & Simms. The company still exists today and now trades as Cooke Optics Limited with a focus on cinematography lenses. These barometers are very seldom seen on the market today and most are the later Victorian versions that lack the craftsmanship seen in these early examples. To find one made by the eminent Troughton family makes this example an extraordinarily rare piece.Jason Clarke Antiques are happy to discuss carriage, condition or for any other queries, alternatively, you can also message me and I will endeavour to come back to you as soon as possible. I have a number of beautiful antiques for sale, so please feel free to browse my other items. The item "GEORGE III MOUNTAIN STICK BAROMETER BY EDWARD TROUGHTON LONDON" is in sale since Thursday, April 26, 2018.
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