SHORT & MASON mahogany cased aneroid barometer, 1947

The British company Short and Mason was highly renowned for its precision measuring instruments, supplying industry, academia and government for over 100 years. It also supplied scientific instruments to the Scott and Shackleton polar expeditions and Everest climbers.

This is a large and impressive barometer produced for the domestic retail market in 1947. It features a 4.5 inch high quality aneroid movement set in an octagonal solid mahogany case with boxwood and ebony inlay banding. The steel dial is engraved and champagne enamelled. The spun brass bezel, which has a bronzed finish, holds a thick bevelled glass and silvered sight ring.

The barometer has been fully disassembled, serviced, cleaned and polished. It is in excellent vintage condition with a few light marks consistent with careful use. It is currently set to read pressure at sea-level but will be supplied with instructions on adjustment to local conditions.

Dial diameter 6 inches (150mm); overall width 245mm; case depth 47mm; overall depth 65mm. Weight 2.1kg

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