Cary London Antique Stick Barometer C1790
- 39 inches / 1 metre tall
A very fine mahogany stick barometer by Cary, London C1790. The main body inset with a long silvered thermometer scale 19 inches tall. The mercury thermometer protected by a pierced brass cage over the mercury bulb and attached with two nicely finished brass clips.
The silvered scales at the top neatly engraved with the adjustable vernier, in this instance, fitted to the side of the main body and extremely well finished as the vernier wraps round the back of the scale prevent binding. An extremely well made and thought out instrument. It is surmounted by a very nicely shaped swan neck pediment with two ivory paterae and a brass vase shaped finial.