B625 - Comitti - The Sheraton Stick Barometer

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Comitti of London Sheraton door stick barometer, circa 1810. A copy of an original made by Comitti in 1860. Mahogany cabinet with feathered veneer inlaid with "rope" edge line and corner fans. Details Include:

  • Temperature compensated aneroid movement
  • Nickel silver dial calibrated in inches with millibars
  • Yesterday and today trend scales
  • Spirit thermometer with Fahrenheit scale
  • Hand polished inlaid mahogany case
  • Glazed door and lacquered brass furniture
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Width 14 cm
  • Height 98 cm

Comitti remains the oldest traditional barometer maker in the world with a heritage that goes back to Evangelista Torricelli who made the first mercury barometer in the 17th century.
The first instruments made were of the stick type but the "banjo" shape became popular with the invention of the wheel barometer by Robert Hooke in 1665.
Many of the instruments made in Comitti's London workshops have become established as English classics and today are sought after as valuable antiques.

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