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Lot 92

A George III mahogany sympiesometer, by Adie, Edinburgh, c.1810, the glazed case with...

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Lot 92

A George III mahogany sympiesometer, by Adie, Edinburgh, c.1810, the glazed case with...

Price Realised: £1,690

Estimate: £600 - £1,000

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 92

Description

A George III mahogany sympiesometer, by Adie, Edinburgh, c.1810, the glazed case with silvered plate, with manually operated sliding barometer height scale and record dial, Fahrenheit mercury thermometer, inscribed PATENT Adie, EDINBURGH No 902, 60cm high

 

Provenance: with Derek Rayment, Farndon, June 1992, £1,650.

 

Note: Sir Nicholas Goodison notes: Alexander Adie is described in commercial directories as an optician and he held appointments as such to William IV and Queen Victoria. He was apprenticed to his uncle John Miller who dies c.1825 and was his partner for a time at various addresses in Nicholson Street (1804-12). Instruments survive signed 'Miller and Adie'. In 1835 he took his son John into the business. He was actively interested in meteorology as early as 1816 and did a thriving business in marine barometers for the navy and in ordinary domestic cistern barometers. He is however chiefly known as the patentee and inventor of the sympiesometer. The patent was granted in 1818. This instrument was made in large numbers by both Adie ad others and it was intended for general, not only marine, use. It had the advantage of relative portability.

Please note Roseberys do not guarantee the working condition of any scientific instrument.

 

Buyer's Premium

The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

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(ARR) - ARTIST'S RESALE RIGHT

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ARR is capped at €12,500

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