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Antique Banjo Barometer, English, Mahogany, John Sowter, Oxford, Victorian

Posted by London Fine Ltd

14 May, 2020

Antique Banjo Barometer, English, Mahogany, John Sowter, Oxford, Victorian


This is an antique banjo barometer. An English, mahogany barometer by John Sowter of Oxford and dating to the Victorian period, circa 1850.

Rich mahogany hues and a desirable aged patina
Bright, clear barometer glass in good order
Brass finial between a broken scroll pediment adds decoration
Marked by the renowned watchmaker John Sowter as; Jno. Sowter Oxford

Upper face displays the atmospheric change between dry and damp conditions
Large main face with a diameter of 25cm (9.75")
Elegant annotations show the current weather condition
Secondary hand can be set to show the change since the previous day

Mercury temperature scale marked in Fahrenheit
Brass adjustment knob sits beneath main aneroid dial
Spirit level at the base for correct alignment

This is a splendid antique banjo barometer by a renowned watchmaker. Delivered polished and ready for the home.

Max Width: 31cm (12.25'')
Max Depth: 6.5cm (2.5'')
Max Height: 112cm (44'')

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Our Ref: 18.5640

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