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Victorian Pocket Altimeter Barometer Thermometer c.1880

Victorian Altimeter Barometer Thermometer c.1880

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A Victorian pocket altimeter barometer and thermometer, dating from the last quarter of the 19th century. It would have been used by explorers, mountaineers, or travellers. It was made in England, and is a high quality instrument, probably from one of the best makers of the time. The barometer has a rotating bezel, calibrated from zero to 8,000 feet, a blued needle, a brass case, integral thermometer, and a fitted, satin and green velvet lined, morocco leather case. The barometer also has an adjustment screw on the rear.


The barometer is in good condition and full working order, and passes the plastic bag pressure test. The thermometer is in good working order. The brass case is in good condition, with some wear to the original lacquered finish. The bevelled glass is in very good condition. The dial and needle are in good condition. The leather case is in good condition, with general signs of wear, and is missing its push-button.

Dimensions : 45mm diameter (leather case: 70mm length)