A scarce ovoid leather-cased travelling pocket barometer compass thermometer compendium by Dollond no 7886 c1900

Antique Pocket Barometer Travel Compendium by Dollond No 7886 c1900


Image of Pocket Barometer Travel Compendium by Dollond No 7886 c1900Travel compendium comprising lacquered brass aneroid pocket barometer, 1¾” engraved silvered dial calibrated from 23-31 inches of mercury, altitude ring calibrated from 0-8000ft. Upper portion marked “Rain,” “Change,” “Fair” and “Compensated,” lower part marked “Dollond, London, No 7886.” Blued-steel pointer, rotating bezel with altitude scale. Bevelled crystal. Conventional single capsule movement, barrel-form case with compensation adjustment to rear set at 7 o’clock. Turned and stylised pillar with suspension ring.

Matching 1” magnetic compass with jewelled bar needle, calibrated to 360 degrees with cardinals and intercardinals. Lacquered brass case with crown-mounted arresting lever. Turned and stylised pillar with suspension ring.

Mercurial 2½” thermometer set on an ivory scale, calibrated in degrees Fahrenheit and Centigrade.

All contained within original burgundy, Moroccan leather, ovoid-style case with twin doors. Fold-out easel stand to rear, brass closing clasp to the front.

Created with the gentleman traveller in mind, these compendia are scarce and, in this condition, rare. A high quality piece, both the pocket barometer and compass being well-engineered. Crisp overall condition; all items are in good working order, retaining almost all their original lacquer and colour. The leather-covered case, similarly, is in good condition with some scuffs and losses – most of those that survive have succumbed to deterioration though exposure to ultraviolet light and storage in poor conditions.

Serviced and calibrated, this is very much a collector’s piece.

Dimensions: 3¼” wide x  3¾” high x 3″ deep (closed)

Stock No: CP0592

Price: £480

Image of Pocket Barometer Travel Compendium by Dollond No 7886 c1900
Image of Pocket Barometer Travel Compendium by Dollond No 7886 c1900
Image of Pocket Barometer Travel Compendium by Dollond No 7886 c1900
Image of Pocket Barometer Travel Compendium by Dollond No 7886 c1900
Image of Pocket Barometer Travel Compendium by Dollond No 7886 c1900
Image of Pocket Barometer Travel Compendium by Dollond No 7886 c1900
Image of Pocket Barometer Travel Compendium by Dollond No 7886 c1900
Image of Pocket Barometer Travel Compendium by Dollond No 7886 c1900
Image of Pocket Barometer Travel Compendium by Dollond No 7886 c1900





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