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Fortin barometer

£1800
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Fortin barometer

£1800

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.