It was designed to be more light and portable than their predecessors for use in varying places around the household or for outside use in glasshouses. Using Admiral Fitzroys weather scale the engraved bone plate also contains both a thermometer and pressure readings from 27 to 31 inches and is affixed to a solid rosewood base and cistern cover. The combination of the thermometer and the barometer were considered to allow for more accurate forecasting of changes in the weather for agricultural purposes.Newton & Co have a long and distinguished history dating back to the start of the eighteenth century, the founder being a cousin of Sir Isaac Newton. Their heyday, however was during Queen Victorias reign where from the 1850s they were situated at their Fleet Street address and continued to trade there until the early part of the twentieth century. They were scientific instrument makers to the Queen and were prize medal winners at the Great Exhibition. A fine example in good working order.
Please call me on 07815 046645 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 "MID-VICTORIAN ROSEWOOD STICK BAROMETER BY NEWTON & CO, 3 FLEET STREET, LONDON" is in sale since Wednesday, November 02, 2016.This item is in the category "Collectables\Scientific Collectables\Scientific Instruments\Barometers". The seller is "jason750_1" and is located in newbury, Berkshire.
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