Alexander Adie - Edinburgh. Rare and early mahogany cased Sympiesometer – Number 218 - in good working order.
Alexander Adie - Edinburgh. Rare and early mahogany cased Sympiesometer – Number 218 - in good working order.

Alexander Adie - Edinburgh. Rare and early mahogany cased Sympiesometer – Number 218 - in good working order.

c. 1823 Edinburgh

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Rare and early mahogany cased Sympiesometer – Number 218 - in good working order. The delicately engraved, silvered brass register plate, signed by the maker, and bearing mercury Fahrenheit thermometer with typical teardrop bulb. The replaced sympiesometer tube, probably dating to c1870, of sulphuric acid, with original silvered brass vernier slides.[H. 26in / 65cm]

Perhaps the most renowned Scottish Scientific Instrument Maker, Adie, the only instrument maker to be elected to the Edinburgh Royal Society worked from premises in Princes St. from 1832-57. Adie patented the ‘Sympiesometer’ in 1818, an instrument which, with modifications, was made in significant numbers well into the 3rd quarter of the 19th Century. The original tubes, filled with almond oil, invariably denatured after a few decades, requiring them to be replaced by “improved” versions.
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