Another unusual barometer with a story about its maker, F. Salteri & Co., of Nottingham. The firm of Salter was very well known as makers of scales and weighing devices, but the nascent business of making and selling barometers was almost an exclusively Italian affair; barometers were invented in Italy and Italians had cornered the market in Italy (mid to late 1600's), up through France (mid 1700's), and eventually arriving in Engand by the late 1700's. To be a successful barometer man, you had to have an Italian name, so Salter added an "i" to the end of his name!
This barometer has a simple central pediment top with a cast brass finial, over a straight-grain mahogany veneered case, with boxwood edge stringing and tulipwood cross banding. A long faded alcohol thermometer is over the 8" main dial with a cast brass concave bezel, and central brass set hand.
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Date c. 1830