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Lot 96

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

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Lot 96

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

Price Realised: £364

Estimate: £500 - £1,000

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

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Lot 96


A Victorian mahogany cased Worlds Barometer Weather Indicator, by James Walter, Major 4th Lancashire Artillery, c.1861, the printed paper sheet with a large quantity of meteorological records and predictions, including 'Admiral Fitzroy's Rules' for interpreting rising and falling pressure, instructions for the use of the sympiesometer, thermometer and barometer, tables of meteorological information for past years to 1861, ivory barometer scales on each side of tube with manually adjusted Verniers, Fahrenheit mercury thermometer and sympiesometer mounted on boxwood scale to left, maximum/minimum Fahrenheit mercury thermometer on second boxwood scale to right, set in a glazed hinged mahogany frame, the cistern enclosed in cast brass casing with Royal arms and Wilson Son and Walter Liverpool further stamped with maker's name at top and at foot of paper, stamped on thermometer plates, signature at base, certifying Registered No.265 by James Walter, 104cm high, 44cm wide


Provenance: with Ben Bijleveld Antiques, Amsterdam, December 1998, 1,350.


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


Ivory registration submission reference: 6JKRWG9Z



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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 is capped at €12,500

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