R & J Beck , Stick Barometer , circa 1870

A fine Stick Barometer by the London Barometer makers - Richard and Joseph Beck who are recorded Instrument makers of 1867-80 at 31 Cornhill London ( Originally named Smith and Beck - who were renowned for their microscopes and photograhic lenses )Arched or Dome top with Bone scales finely engraved , thick bevelled edge glass to cover the Barometer scales , on the trunk a Thermometer , again with a finely engraved scale in Centigrade and Fahrenheit , mercury tube . A turned Mahogany cistern cover and the original turned Mahogany Vernier knob .




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