A nice example of a pocket barometer and altimeter in original fitted case by MTC, London c1880. The barometer has an engraved and silvered dial with barometric scale calibrated in inches of mercury from 23 to 31 inches, with 1/20-inch divisions. Rotating altimeter bezel from 0 to 8000 feet in 50 feet divisions. Blued-steel pointer. Barometer in working order. The barometer is housed in a barrel-form, gilt-brass case under a bevelled glass cover. Adjustment screw to the back. Original dark-red Moroccan leather covered fitted outer case with original silk and velvet lining. Hinged case secured with a push-catch. Barometer is approximately 5 cm in diameter. Case is 6 cm in diameter and 3 cm in height.

Cased Gilt Compensated Pocket Barometer Altimeter by MTC London c1880

SKU: MS158