J.P. Kipp & Son Fortin type Barometer

J.P. Kipp & Son Fortin type Barometer

Stock Number: 341121 F



Length 110 cm



Categories: Scientific, Barometers & Meteorology


A signed  “P.J. Kipp and Son” Fortin type barometer, from Delft and manufactured in 1863. The barometer is situated on a mahogany backboard. Nicolas Fortin (1750-1831) designed a cylindrical glass reservoir with a leather bottom. With a screw and the leather bottom they managed the mercury level. With a pen in the reservoir the mercury was placed at the tip of the pins which resulted in the zero point of the barometer. This Fortin barometer type was used in laboratory for research.

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NL Van Leest Antiques

Van Leest Antiques

Van Leest Antiques, based in Utrecht in the Netherlands, specialises in antique scientific and medical instruments. Their collection covers mainly scientific and medical antique instruments: barometers, globes and planataria, nautical instruments, anatomical models, and pharmacy items. Toon Van Leest travels regularly in Europe and visits trade fairs, auctions, and antique dealers to collect stock and to find pieces to fulfil his clients' unusual requests.

As well as being an avid antique collector and dealer, Toon Van Leest is also a dentist. He believes that antiques are a stable investment, not reliant on trends or fashion, and have truly lasting value. Above all, he says, antiques are timeless and never lose their beauty.