This is a lovely antique barograph in polished Oak. Made by Short & Mason of London and with an ivorine plaque indicating it was sold by well known Scottish retailers, J. Lizars, Glasgow, London, etc., just prior to World War 1. It is engraved on the mechanism with Short & Masons 1904 patent No. 22556 which states '(The) use of aneroid underneath slab and easier to adjust' - this style of instrument displays an uncluttered movement and a great favourite of mine as well as being particularly desirable for collectors. The weekly clock is engraved with the renowned 1902 patent. These instruments were often supplied to UK retailers, such as opticians and also exported to their sister company, Taylor Instruments of Rochester, New York- see extract from their book 'Weather' 1912. The polished oak hardwood case and lacquered movement are both in excellent condition and would grace any home or office environment. A quantity of weekly charts supplied together with a fresh bottle of recording ink and a reprinted copy of an instruction pamphlet by Negretti & Zambra is also included and shows interpretations of various chart records.
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