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John Bennett Georgian Barometer
- This rare Georgian barometer reflects the prevailing style of its age
- Crafted with a sycamore veneer, its classical simplicity is enhanced by architectural elements
- Used to measure atmospheric pressure, barometers were highly prized in Georgian households
- Very few barometers from before the 1770s remain, making this example truly exceptional
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37 1/2" high x 4 3/8" wide x 3 1/4" deep
In the latter half of the 18th century, Bennett was a popular optical, mathematical, and physical instrument-maker. He held appointments to members of the Royal Family, including the Duke of Gloucester and the Duke of Cumberland. Economic expansion took place in 18th-century England, and with a greater level of prosperity came a considerable increase in the number of barometers manufactured for domestic use among the wealthiest citizens. The straight cistern-tube, or stick, barometer remained the most common form throughout Bennett's lifetime, for they were thought of as the most lasting and dependable.
English Barometers: 1680-1860, 1977, Nicholas Goodison
Barometers: Stick or Cistern Tube,1985, Edwin Banfield