Mahogany Wheel Barometer by Joseph Butti of Taunton
An excellent 10" mahogany wheel barometer with rare shield shaped cabinet work.
The 10" silvered brass dial calibrated from 28" to 31" with the usual weather indicators and featuring a well engraved starburst to the centre, blued steel indicator hand and a brass set hand. The dial with convex glazed brass bezel. The silvered brass thermometer scale calibrated from 30Âº to 110Âº Fahrenheit and mounted in a removable box. Also with hygrometer and level. The unusually shaped well figured mahogany case with a shield shape above the main dial. The swan neck top with a central brass finial and ivory paterae.
Note: Wheel barometers of this unusual shape are exceedingly rare. We have only ever seen this before on wheel barometers with 8" dials. Joseph Butti is recorded as working in the 1830âs and is listed as a Hardware Storekeeper. In the 1841 Census he is listed as a Jeweller in Harmony Rowe, Married and aged 38.
Price: £1,850 / Height: 43" / C.1835