Wednesday 20 July 2022

Lot 95

An early Victorian mahogany sympiesometer, by Troughton & Simms, London, mid-19th century

View More

Lot 95

An early Victorian mahogany sympiesometer, by Troughton & Simms, London, mid-19th century

Price Realised: £780

Estimate: £600 - £1,200

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

Share this lot

Let your friends and family know about this lot

Lot 95

Description

An early Victorian mahogany sympiesometer, by Troughton & Simms, London, mid-19th century, the glazed case enclosing a silvered plate with manually operated sliding barometer height scale and record dial, Fahrenheit mercury thermometer, signed Troughton & Simms London, 65cm high

 

Provenance: Christie's, London, 19 July 1978, lot 14; Sotheby's, London, July 1978, lot 7.

 

Note: Edward Troughton (1756-1835) and William Simms (1793-1860) established a scientific instrument making business in London in 1826. Troughton had previously had his own scientific instrument business, inherited from his father.

Troughton & Simms's shop in Fleet Street became the hub of the finest scientific instrument making in London, in a period in which there was an expanding demand for precision instruments, for astronomy, surveying and precision measurement. They made instruments for Greenwich Observatory, for Imperial surveys and exploring expeditions. When fire destroyed the Houses of Parliament in 1834, the firm was commissioned to create new standard lengths, necessitating 10 years of testing of the remaining measures.

Please note Roseberys do not guarantee the working condition of scientific instruments offered for sale.

 

 

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.

VAT
VAT is not charged on the hammer price unless it is stated that there is 'VAT applicable on the hammer price at the end of the description. Buyer's premium is subject to VAT.
(ARR) - ARTIST'S RESALE RIGHT

Qualifying living artists and the descendants of artists deceased within the last 70 years are entitled to receive a re-sale royalty each time their work is bought through an auction house or art market professional.

It applies to lots with hammer value over €1,000 as follows:
0 to €50,000 - 4%, €50,000.01 to €200,000 - 3%
€200,000.01 to €350,000 - 1%,
€350,000.01 to €500,000 - 0.5%
Exceeding €500,000 - 0.25%
ARR is capped at €12,500

Please note ARR is calculated in euros. Auctioneers will apply current exchange rates.

Export of goods

Buyers intending to export goods should ascertain whether an export licence is required before bidding. Export licences are issued by Arts Council England and application forms can be obtained from its Export Licensing Unit. Details can be found on the ACE website www.artscouncil.org.uk or by phoning ACE on 020 7973 5188. The need for import licences varies from country to country and you should acquaint yourself with all relevant local requirements and provisions before bidding. The refusal of any such licences shall not permit the cancelling of any sale nor allow any delay in making full payment for the lot.

Own a similar item?

Receive alerts about similar lots

Continue Browsing

View More Lots View More Lots

LOT 96

A Victorian mahogany cased Worlds Barometer Weather Indicator, by James Walter, Major 4th...

Estimate: £500 - £1000

LOT 97

A large Victorian mahogany barometer, c.1890, the case with square moulded top enclosing...

Estimate: £500 - £1000

LOT 98

A Victorian mahogany stick tube barometer, by Ledger Smith & Co., London and Calcutta,...

Estimate: £500 - £1000

LOT 99

A wall mounted barograph, Antoine Redier patent, late 19th century, in a hinged, angled...

Estimate: £150 - £250

LOT 100

A Victorian aneroid barometer, late 19th century, the silvered dial calibrated in...

Estimate: £80 - £120

LOT 101

A Victorian brass aneroid barometer, by T. Cooke & Sons, London, late 19th century, the...

Estimate: £100 - £200

LOT 102

A Victorian brass aneroid surveying barometer, by E. Newton & Son Ltd, Camborne, second...

Estimate: £100 - £150

LOT 103

A Victorian brass cased compensated aneroid barometer, by Negretti & Zambra, late 19th...

Estimate: £100 - £150

LOT 104

A Victorian gilt-brass aneroid barometer, by William Callaghan, London, c.1873, the...

Estimate: £80 - £120

LOT 105

A Victorian silver cased aneroid pocket barometer, by Negretti & Zambra, 1868, the...

Estimate: £200 - £300

LOT 106

A Victorian brass aneroid barometer, by Negretti & Zambra, London, mid-late 19th century,...

Estimate: £250 - £350

LOT 107

A Victorian brass cased aneroid pocket barometer, by Negretti & Zambra, 19th century,

Estimate: £100 - £150

LOT 108

A late Victorian brass aneroid barometer, by J. Hicks, London, late 19th/early 20th...

Estimate: £100 - £150

LOT 109

A brass cased aneroid pocket barometer, by C.W. Dixey & Sons., 19th century, circular...

Estimate: £80 - £120

LOT 110

A brass cased compensated aneroid pocket barometer with compass verso, by Cox, Davenport...

Estimate: £100 - £200

LOT 111

An English brass pocket aneroid barometer, late 19th century, with open-centred register...

Estimate: £80 - £120

Newsletter Signup

Keyword Alerts