Thomas Blunt - London.   Good quality and most intriguing late 18th Century kingwood and mahogany Stick Barometer
Thomas Blunt - London.   Good quality and most intriguing late 18th Century kingwood and mahogany Stick Barometer

Thomas Blunt - London. Good quality and most intriguing late 18th Century kingwood and mahogany Stick Barometer

c. 1785 London

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Good quality and most intriguing late 18th Century kingwood and mahogany Stick Barometer; the arched top with well engraved, slivered brass register plate with manually operated vernier, signed by the maker, bearing mercury Fahrenheit thermometer and displaying pictorial representation of – probably - Lunardi’s historic hydrogen-filled balloon ascent over London in 1784.
The trunk, unusually, herringbone-veneered in kingwood and banded in ebony, with exposed barometer tube terminating within original mahogany hemispherical cistern cover.


Blunt was a highly respected optical and mathematical instrument maker, who worked from premises in Cornhill and Minories from 1760 until his death in 1822. Apprenticed to the eminent Edward Nairne, he achieved many notable accomplishments including the Royal Warrant from George III.
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5910
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