Short & Mason Barometer Compass Thermometer Compendium c1920 – SOLD
Short & Mason compendium having 2” silvered and engraved dial with barometric range from 22–31 inches of mercury, the upper portion marked with meterological headings “Rain,” “Change,” “Fair” and “Compensated.” Rotating outer altimeter ring calibrated from 0–10,000ft. Fine blued-steel pointer set beneath bevelled glass. Conventional single capsule movement. Compensation port to verso set at 8 o’clock. Case-mounted post with suspension ring.
Rear-mounted detachable compass and circumferentially-mounted thermometer on a thread. The compass in the style of Singer’s Patent, set to the centre with floating mother of pearl card marked with cardinals and inter cardinals, arrestor pin. The curved thermometer set on a silvered and engraved circular scale with a range from 30-120 degrees Fahrenheit and from 0–50 degrees Centigrade.
All contained within its original double-sided green velvet and silk-lined Moroccan leather over wood-covered case, button closure.
A good quality Short & Mason compendium. Serviced and conserved, the barometer, compass and thermometer in good working order and condition. The brass case retaining virtually all its original gilt lacquer, the dial with no visible marks. The leather case in very good condition with good colour, some minor wear. Although unattributed, the movement is almost certainly the work of Short & Mason – it is an instrument of excellent quality and first in class condition. A very crisp overall example, becoming increasingly hard to find in this condition.
Dimensions: 3″ diameter x 1½” deep
Stock No: CP0407
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