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George III mahogany free-standing mercury pillar barometer by Nairne and Blunt, London, late 18th century.
Sold for £21,960

Dreweatts is the only auctioneer to have offered a single owner sale dedicated entirely to barometers and meteorological instruments: The Banfield Collection of Barometers, featuring stick, wheel and aneroid barometers and barographs, from 1680 to the present day, and in which every lot was sold.

Subsequently barometers have been an important component in the Fine sales, recently a fine and rare George III mahogany free-standing mercury pillar barometer by Nairne and Blunt, London, late 18th century, sold for £21,960.

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Leighton Gillibrand

Leighton Gillibrand

Director Head of Clocks, Barometers and Scientific Instruments

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