AUCTION : 1018

Lots 680 - 690: Barometer

Lot#: 680

DESCRIPTION: Negretti & Zambra, London, "Marine Barometer Mk. 2", mercury barometer with a brass main tube, correction scales for "Height Above Water Line", weighted base, gimbal mounted in a wood case.
CONDITION: black finish has worn off of instrument leaving a dull medium-dark patina on the brass.Dimensions are for wood box. Partial examination certificate from National Physical Laboratory under the lid of the case. Instrument contains mercury. Hand delivery is recommended.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400
PRICE SOLD: $150
CIRCA: 1930
DIMENSIONS: 39in x 4.25in x 4.25in

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Lot#: 681

DESCRIPTION: Barometers- 2 (Two) World War II era gimbal-mounted mercurial barometers for U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships: (1) Julian P. Friez, Baltimore, Maryland, brass body, mounted in a gray painted brass box, Navy tag dated 1942. (2) W. M. Welch Scientific Company, Chicago, Illinois, brass body with thermometer, mounted in a gray painted copper box, Navy tag dated 1943.
CONDITION: (1) Brass case glass is absent. Steel case with oxide and wear from heavy use. Instrument itself is very dusty. There is a long split in the lower half of the brass instrument body. (2) Copper box has dents and scratches. Instrument body with a nice old patina. Instruments contain some mercury. Hand delivery is recommended.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $150
CIRCA: 1942
DIMENSIONS: 40.5in x 5.5in x 6.5in

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Lot#: 682

DESCRIPTION: Barometers- 2 (Two): Sargent-Welch Scientific Co., Skokie, Illinois, "U.S. Weather Bureau Type" Fortin-style mercurial barometers, polished nickel-silver engine divided scales showing both inch and centimeters with vernier plates, thumbscrew adjustment below cistern for zeroing, fixed to wood backboards for wall mounting.
CONDITION: both units are in very good condition. One wood backboard looks factory made, while the other looks bench-made. Both instruments have mounts on the front for thermometers, but none are included. Instrument may contain some mercury. Hand delivery is recommended. Sold "as is ".
ESTIMATE: $350 - $550
PRICE SOLD: $150
CIRCA: 1960
DIMENSIONS: 43in x 3in x 3in

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Lot#: 683

DESCRIPTION: Barometers- 2 (Two) Henry J. Green, Brooklyn, New York, stick barometers, in black metal cases with brass hardware, silvered scales reading 26 to 33 with small vernier scale, thermometers on the outside of instruments, all in fitted finger-jointed wood cases with gimbaled mounts.
CONDITION: black finish is scratched off of the brass cases in many places. Neither instrument has mercury. Both thermometers appear to be complete and working. Packaging tape and residue on both wood cases. Henry J. Green was the nephew of and successor to instrument maker James Green. When James retired in 1885, the name of the firm was changed to Henry J. Green: Many of the barometers made in the United States between 1840 and 1940 were manufactured by this company.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $150
CIRCA: 1920
DIMENSIONS: 39in x 3.5in x 3.5in

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Lot#: 684

DESCRIPTION: Barometers- 3 (Three) Marine Barometers: two signed by Chelsea Clock Co., Boston, Mass., holosteric barometers in brass cases with silvered dials and alcohol thermometers.
CONDITION: Glasses are cracked on the two larger barometes. Cases have scratches. Thermometer on larger Chelsea may not be working. Dimensions are for the largest barometer. Sold "as is ".
ESTIMATE: $200 - $400
PRICE SOLD: $200
DIMENSIONS: 7.5in x 7.5in x 3.25in

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Lot#: 685

DESCRIPTION: Barometers- 3 (Three) Marine Barometers: two signed by Chelsea Clock Co., Boston, Mass., holosteric barometers in brass cases with silvered dials and alcohol thermometers.
CONDITION: One of the brass cases has darkened considerably. The two larger barometers and signed by Chelsea. Silvered dials are in good condition. Thermometers appear good. Sold "as is ".
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $225
DIMENSIONS: 5.5in x 5.5in x 3.25in

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Lot#: 686

DESCRIPTION: Barometers- 10 (Ten) Barometers: French, German, and American made aneroid barometers, some with thermometers by makers such as Selsi, M. Low, Fee & Stemwedel, G. Hechelmann, Kenyon, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Admiralty.
CONDITION: an interesting assortment, some with cracked glasses. Sold "as is ".
ESTIMATE: $200 - $300
PRICE SOLD: $175

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Lot#: 687

DESCRIPTION: Barometers- 12 (Twelve) Barometers: 12 aneroid barometers for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Maritime Commission by Fee & Stemwedel of Chicago, Friez of Baltimore, and Taylor Instrument Companies of Rochester, New York.
CONDITION: mostly complete and many appear to be working. Sold "as is "
ESTIMATE: $250 - $350
PRICE SOLD: $275
DIMENSIONS: 5in x 5in x 2.5in

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Lot#: 688

DESCRIPTION: Barometers- 16 (Sixteen) Barometers: aneroid barometers, many for the U.S. Navy, by makers such as Friez, Seth Thomas, Fee & Stemwedel, Admiralty, Weatherite, and Taylor.
CONDITION: Sold "as is ".
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $300

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Lot#: 689

DESCRIPTION: Barometers- 16 (Sixteen) Barometers: French, German, and American-made aneroid barometers, many for the U.S. Navy and one for the U.S. Lighthouse Establishment by makers such as Taylor, Selsi, Fulton, Friez, M. Low, and Schatz.
CONDITION: Sold "as is ".
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $350

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Lot#: 690

DESCRIPTION: Parts- 4 (Four) Barometers: lot includes three English and one French mercury barometer -- one signed "Attwell / Romford" and another "Hudson & Sons / Greenwich" all in wood cases and all for parts.
CONDITION: None of the barometers are complete so are for parts or repair. Dimensions are for the "Attwell". Instruments may contain some mercury. Hand delivery is recommended. Sold "as is ".
ESTIMATE: $250 - $350
PRICE SOLD: $200
DIMENSIONS: 41in x 13in x 2in

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