Large Wheel Barometer 1840 by Harris & Co, of Holborn, London.

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An Important 1840 Wheel Barometer by Harris & Co of Holborn, London. The instrument cased in Satinwood, with swan neck pediment, with circularity damp dial and thermometer, The main instrument being under convex glass dome with brass bezel, and level to base.

With provenance.

William Harris & Co: William Harris (1781-1841) was an optical and scientific instrument maker, working from Holborn, London at the start of the 19th century, from c.1805 - 1839. Harris had worked for Sir David Brewster in Edinburgh until about 1800, then began to produce instruments under his own name. Around 1805 he opened premises in London at 47 Holborn. In 1813 the business became known as William Harris & Company, when his eldest son, also William (1799-1839), joined the company. They then moved premises to 50 Holborn. The company trade card advertised that they were manufacturers of optical, mathematical and philosophical instruments 'by His Majesty's Letters Patent'.

A beautiful piece in wonderful condition, it measures 46.5 inches 

 Any questions just ask delivery available.

briandawson@sasseo.co.uk

An Important 1840 Wheel Barometer by Harris & Co of Holborn, London. The instrument cased in Satinwood, with swan neck pediment, with circularity damp dial and thermometer, The main instrument being under convex glass dome with brass bezel, and level to base.

With provenance.

William Harris & Co: William Harris (1781-1841) was an optical and scientific instrument maker, working from Holborn, London at the start of the 19th century, from c.1805 - 1839. Harris had worked for Sir David Brewster in Edinburgh until about 1800, then began to produce instruments under his own name. Around 1805 he opened premises in London at 47 Holborn. In 1813 the business became known as William Harris & Company, when his eldest son, also William (1799-1839), joined the company. They then moved premises to 50 Holborn. The company trade card advertised that they were manufacturers of optical, mathematical and philosophical instruments 'by His Majesty's Letters Patent'.

A beautiful piece in wonderful condition, it measures 46.5 inches 

 Any questions just ask delivery available.

briandawson@sasseo.co.uk