John Russel Barometer.

Maker
Hotspur Ltd
Production date
2000
Description
Description from owners (Hotspur Ltd) of barometer: "Known as his famous Royal Wheel Barometer, the painted white dial with gilded bevelled edges, presents two subsidiary indexes, having cut steel hands, signed 'J Russell, Falkirk inv't et fecit - watchmaker to R H the Prince Regent' contained in a mahogany case edged with gilt metal rope twist mounts, having two "verre eglomise" panels above and below the dial delicately executed in gold on a black ground; the thermometer above set on a silvered brass plate engraved with three scales, Reaumer, Fahrenheit and the Royal Society, with Russell's signature at the bottom right hand corner of this plate. The case in surmounted by a fine gilt metal Prince Of Wales feather finial."

This photo is not scanned. You can see the original in the Archives in Callendar House

Object Detail


Department
Maker
Production date
2000
Accession number
P28518

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