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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "George Falconer - Hong Kong. A rare 19th Century 61/2-inch [16cm] brass-cased ‘Typhoon Barometer’."
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Captain George Falconer established his clock and watch making business in Hong Kong in 1855. He was commissioned to design a ‘Typhoon barometer’ in 1871, which had some popularity in the region. As he failed to patent his design, copies were produced by rival makers, though the Falconer instruments being of higher quality and rarer, are now much sought-after.