C Blunt. Tavistock Street, London
An exceptionally fine mahogany wheel barometer displaying some unusual features.
C Blunt, formerly of Cornhill, moved to 38 Tavistock Street in 1830 and was the successor to the highly esteemed firm of Nairn & Blunt
Price band B
The 10 ½ inch silvered brass dial calibrated from 28″ to 31″ with the usual weather indications but unusually displayed horizontally across the dial, also with very finely made blued steel recording hand.
The main dial surrounded by a substantial concave glazed brass bezel, below which an ivory knob activates the setting hand
The removable thermometer box with bowed glass and with a silvered brass scale calibrated from 0º to 110º Fahrenheit .
The top of the instrument features a working hygrometer enclosed within a glazed cast brass bezel.
Beneath the main dial is a level with high quality engraving bearing the legend C Blunt, Tavistock Street, London.
The very well made mahogany case with ebony edge inlay and ebonised mouldings. The swan neck top with a central brass urn finial.