Fortin type barometer by Philip Harris Ltd, circa 1950.

Fortin type barometer by Philip Harris Ltd, circa 1950.

£1800

Barometer in glazed oak observation case by Philip Harris of Birmingham.

Circa

Circa 1950

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Category: Barometers & Meteorology

Description

A Fortin type barometer in glazed oak observation case by Philip Harris Ltd of Birmingham. Circa 1950.

Maker’s label to top of case door

Case height: 134.5 cm. – 53 inches. 

The Fortin type barometer is named after Jean Nicolas Fortin (1750–1831) a French maker of scientific instruments, he introduced this highly accurate design of barometer in the late 18th century.

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