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Oak Barograph by Leighton & Son, Lancaster.

This is an early Edwardian Oak barograph retailed by Leighton & Son of Lancaster. The mechanism is signed on the brass cross bar ‘Pat No. 22556’ which refers to the patent issued to Short & Mason in 1904 stating ‘use of aneroid underneath slab and easier to adjust’. This style of instrument was popular in the United States and made under licence by Taylor Instruments of New York, an associate company of Short & Mason. Uses standard recording charts – a selection will be included together with a fresh bottle of recording ink. See extract illustrating this barograph from Taylor Instruments book ‘Weather’ 1912.

Als shown is an extract from Taylor I nstruments catalogue dated September 1920 describing this barograph as 'the very latest device for automatically registering weather changes and the new style of chart makes it possible to get immediately information on what to expect'.

317mm wide x 190mm high x 175mm deep. 

Oak Barograph by Leighton & Son, Lancaster.

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