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5" barometer by Jules Richard

£650
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5" barometer by Jules Richard

£650

A 5 inch wall mounted circular Bourbon type barometer by Jules Richard. Paris, circa 1860.

Dial in English, with a scale calibrated in inches, range of 28 to 31, marked "Barometre Metallique" and retailer: "T. DONINELLI FILS A NICE". With Gold medal for the Paris exhibition of 1849, and Council medal for the Universal exhibition, London, 1851. Paris gold medal: E. BOURDON AND RICHARDS PATENT PARIS

Gilt brass movement, the backplate marked with the "JR" cartouche "COMPENSE" "RICHARD PARIS" and serial number.

Diameter: 13 cm.

Provenance: Ruyton Hall, Shropshire, England. Backplate has the names and dates of the previous owners scratched into the gilt brass.

Literature: Barometers - Aneroid and Barographs, Edwin Banfield, 1985. pages 18., Fig. 10. Similar barometer illustrated from the collection of the Science Museum, London.

 

Théodore Dominelli,  Rue St Francois de Paule, Nice, established in 1830, optician and seller of meteorological instruments.

Eugène Bourdon (1808–1884) was a French watchmaker and engineer. He developed his aneroid barometer and patented it in Paris on 18th of June 1849. His invention won the gold medal at the World's Fair in 1849. Two years later, at the Great Exhibition in 1851, he was awarded the Council Medal, this he shared with his competitor Lucien Vidi.