ANOTHER FANTASTIC AND RARE FIND FROM ANTIQUECOLLECTION2020. OFFERED FOR SALE TODAY IS THIS CIRCA 1910-15 WONDERFUL EDWARDIAN GENTLEMANS TRAVEL COMPENDIUM CASED SET. INCLUDING AN 8 DAY DRUM CLOCK, BAROMETER, THERMOMETER AND COMPASS ALL BY ROSS OF LONDON.
THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE ITEMS IN MY LARGE COLLECTION OF ANTIQUES. This is a beautiful and rare gentlemans compendium travel set circa 1910-15. This is a full set of Clock, barometer, thermometer and unusually a lovely brass cased compass. The clock, compass and barometer are all housed in brass cases. The clock has a screw back which when opened reveals a lovely 8 day pocket watch movement by the Swiss company Octava.
These movements were also fitted into Royal Flying Corps Bi-plane 8 day pocket watches of the time as well. The clock is running and although not tested over 8 days it has kept good time over a 24 hour period.
The sub second hand is missing which I gather is an easy fix. The barometer is not in working condition and although it is aesthetically pleasing with little wear it will need a repair. The thermometer seems to be working and the compass moves. All of these instruments are original to this case and all are marked for Ross of London.
The case itself shows fading to the colours and has some staining and age related wear. It does however work and the clasp to secure the front works as it should. The back of the case has a stand which is broken at the hinges. The case measures 21.2cms (212mm) in length and 15cms (150mm) in width. The clock diameter is 7.6cms (760mm).
The barometer diameter is also 7.6cms and the compass diameter is 3.2cms. The thermometer is 8.3cms (830mm) in length. THIS IS A LOVELY RARE COMPENDIUM. I describe all of my items to the best of my knowledge.
You may only return an item if there was a MAJOR mistake made by me in the description of the item that I have overlooked. Please do not waste anyones time if you are not interested. The item "RARE C1910-15 ANTIQUE EDWARDIAN GENTS BAROMETER THERMOMETER COMPASS CLOCK CASED" is in sale since Tuesday, July 20, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Scientific Collectables\Scientific Instruments\Barometers". The seller is "antiquecollection2020" and is located in Doncaster.This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.