A rare Victorian walnut self-recording aneroid barometer, L ...





A rare Victorian walnut self-recording aneroid barometer, L Casella London, c1880, the timepiece with chain fusee movement with shouldered plates driving the barograph drum, that instrument on a substantial brass bed with columns and bubble level, the architectural case with glazed fall front flanked by pilasters, on stepped plinth with hinged flap in the top and two panelled doors to the back, pendulum and clock and case keys, and an early Victorian Elizabethan oak wall bracket, probably to the design of Thomas Johnson of Lichfield, 1836-40, the shelf and apron carved with leaves and strapwork, the volute supports with pendants, overall height 78cm; shelf 28 x 97cm (2)

(Bracket) Commissioned for the Heath House by John Burton Philips

For several similar instruments by contemporary British makers, see Collins (P R) - Barographs, 2002, chapter 1, in which the terms 'self recording barometer' and 'barograph' are discussed

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A high quality instrument in good original condition. Case a little splashed with paint. Mechanisms untried but no reason to suspect they are defective. Sold with copy of a receipt for overhauling "English clock and barograph set in a mahogany (sic) case made by Casella" dated December 1983

Auction Date: 12th Apr 2022 at 10am

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