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
This pocket barometer is in overall very good condition commensurate with age and use. Original gilt to brass case in very good condition with some minor age spots and abrasions. Some age-related discolouration to border of silvered dial. Original outer case in used but good condition. Split to lid – not affecting integrity. Hinge and catch both in good condition commensurate with age. Silk lining to lid is showing its age. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.
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