This is a lovely Edwardian barograph in Art Nouveau style signed by Ollivant and Botsford, Manchester. Set in a luxurious restored mahogany hardwood case inlaid with trailing bell husks, flowerheads, boxwood stringing and supported on brass bun feet. The lift off lid has deep bevelled glass and a chart drawer to the base. This very imposing instrument, larger than the traditional style barograph (397mm wide) accepts standard recording charts and is in full working order.Almost certainly manufactured by Short & Mason, London. See extract from the book 'Weather' by Taylor Instruments of New York, dated 1908, who were agents for Short & Mason - showing this exact barograph.
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