Antique Satinwood barometer by Edward Nairne, London
Antique Satinwood barometer by Edward Nairne, London
Antique Satinwood barometer by Edward Nairne, London

EDWARD NAIRNE (worked 1741-1801)

Antique Satinwood barometer by Edward Nairne, London

c. 1790 London

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A good late 18th century satinwood cross-banded stick barometer by Edward Nairne, a famous barometer maker.

Both the silvered and engraved register plate and inset thermometer are signed and each has a separate flush fitting door. The arched top case is veneered in satinwood and has a moulded and turned cistern cover.
Edward Nairne (1726 - 1806) was apprenticed to Matthew Loft in 1741. Nairne was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1776. In 1773 he invented an improved marine barometer with a partly constricted tube to contain the violent oscillations of the mercury; this principle was used for upwards of a century. He advertised 'barometers, marine, diagonal, standard or portable.'

Edward Nairne went into partnership with Thomas Blunt who was once his apprentice; it was a very loose arrangement as they both continued their individual businesses at Cornhill during their partnership.
Dimensions
Height 97.00 cm (38.19 inches)
Stock Code
RW4551
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