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FS16: Two Day Fine Art Sale

Adie and Son Edinburgh, A Mahogany Stick Barometer

Auction Lot FS16/671

Adie and Son Edinburgh, a mahogany stick barometer the bow fronted case with shaped gadrooned top and cistern cover with a scroll moulding below, the silvered dial engraved with a single gauge with sliding vernier, set via the bone knob below, and signed 'Adie & Son, Edinburgh', height: 120cm. Alexander Adie (born 1774) & his son Richard were a well-known partnership of barometer and scientific instrument makers recorded working at 58, Princes Street, Edinburgh from circa 1835 until 1842 when they are recorded at 50, Princes Street until 1860, Alexander having died in 1858. Alexander is chiefly known as the inventor and patentee of the sympiesometer which was granted in 1818. Both he and his second son John were elected members of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and are believed to be the only two scientific instrument makers to have been granted this honour.

Adie and Son Edinburgh, A Mahogany Stick Barometer (FS16/671) offered in our Two Day Fine Sale starting on 31st October 2012 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

Adie and Son Edinburgh, a mahogany stick barometer the bow fronted case with shaped gadrooned top and cistern cover with a scroll moulding below, the silvered dial engraved with a single gauge with sliding vernier, set via the bone knob below, and signed 'Adie & Son, Edinburgh', height: 120cm. Alexander Adie (born 1774) & his son Richard were a well-known partnership of barometer and scientific instrument makers recorded working at 58, Princes Street, Edinburgh from circa 1835 until 1842 when they are recorded at 50, Princes Street until 1860, Alexander having died in 1858. Alexander is chiefly known as the inventor and patentee of the sympiesometer which was granted in 1818. Both he and his second son John were elected members of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and are believed to be the only two scientific instrument makers to have been granted this honour.

Price Realised

£7,800

Department

Works of Art & Clocks

Fine Art Category

Barometers

Fine Art Knowledge Base

Sale Information

FS16: Two Day Fine Art Sale
Wednesday, 31st October 2012
Thursday, 1st November 2012

Okehampton Street, Exeter

This lot will be sold after 12:30pm on Thursday, 1st November 2012 as part of the Collectors' Items, Clocks and Works of Art section of the sale.

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