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c1880 Barometer Thermometer Compass Pocket Compendium
  • c1880 Barometer Thermometer Compass Pocket Compendium
  • c1880 Barometer Thermometer Compass Pocket Compendium
  • c1880 Barometer Thermometer Compass Pocket Compendium
  • c1880 Barometer Thermometer Compass Pocket Compendium

c1880 Barometer Thermometer Compass Pocket Compendium

Price:

£350.00


Product Description

A beautiful rare c1880 Gentleman’s traveling Pocket Compendium, consisting of barometer, thermometer and compass with English terms and cardinals.

The barometer is marked in inches and millibars. The thermometer is in both Fahrenheit and centigrade. The compass has a ruby bearing and a central winder to anchor the hands when travelling. All three instruments are mounted on a brushed white metal plate, which is set in a rectangular dark brown leatherette case. The compendium is called ‘TOURIST’. All the instruments appear to be in perfect working condition. The inside of the case is lined in crimson silk. The retailer’s details are stamped in gold: ALIBERT OPTICIEN OCULISTE – 222 RUE RIVOLI, which is in Paris, France. The name L. Alibert is also marked inside the bezel of the barometer. It is possible that it is also the maker, but the measurements of the case make more sense as inches, so we believe the compendium is either English or American. There is a small sliding cover on the underside of the case to allow the thermometer to gauge the temperature more accurately. The other small hole is for compensating the barometer for altitude changes. A really nice quality item.

Size: 9.2 x 7.4 x 2.8 cm (3 5/8 x 2 7/8 x 1 1/8 inches)
Weight: 127 g

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