$300 USD (250 GBP) postage included

A fine, gilt brass high altitude/ballooning pocket barometer by M. Pillischer-1922


7.5 x 2.5 cm.




Moritz Pillischer

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Barometers & Meteorology, Calculating, Engineering antiques, Office Antiques


A fine 2 3/4 inch (7 cm.) diameter, gilt brass barometer for mountaineering/ballooning dated Sept., 1922 for the Regional Planning Body (military).

Rarely if ever used, the silvered dial measures from 15-31 inches of mercury (0-20,000 feet). Rotating bezel, responsive needle (bag tested), signed M. Pillischer, London. With suspension loop. Thickness is 1 inch (2.5 cm.). Compensated, Rain/Change/Fair for sea level use, bevelled glass (no scratches). 100% original, gilt brass finish.

Moritz Pillischer (1840-1890) was a top scientific instrument maker in London under various addresses. The business was taken over primarily by his son Jacob and operated until 1930. Why this instrument was signed by Moritz is a puzzle unless it was new old stock later donated for the war effort (and post war R.P.B.).???

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Mark Hacking (Scientifica Opticae Inc.) has been an avid collector/dealer for over 30 years. A former Science teacher, he has an innate love for anything natural or mechanical. Specializing in optical (microscopes, telescopes), surveying, medical, weighing and drawing instruments, he is an active participant of the Scientific Instrument Fair in London. Living in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and two children; Mark looks forward to meeting as many fellow collectors as possible, and has a worldwide following on eBay (Sciopti).

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