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Auktion: Auction 28.08.2014
wurde versteigert am: 28. August 2014
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A Victorian silver cased aneroid pocket barometer with altimeter scale R. and …

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Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 300 £
ca. 334 $ - 501 $
Zuschlagspreis:  240 £
ca. 400 $
Los-Nr. 12, Aufrufe: 3

A Victorian silver cased aneroid pocket barometer with altimeter scale R. and J. Beck Limited, London, 1895 With 1.75 inch circular silvered register signed R & J BECK LTD., 68 Cornhill, LONDON beneath Compensated to centre within concentric scale calibrated for barometric inches divided into twentieths and annotated with the usual weather observations within rotating outer scale calibrated in feet from 0 to 8000 and divided for 100 foot intervals, the pocket watch type case with engine turned rear cover and suspension ring, marks for London 1895, diameter 5cm (2ins). The partnership between Richard and Joseph Beck is recorded in Banfield, Edwin BAROMETER MAKERS AND RETAILERS 1660-1900 as first working from 31 Cornhill 1867-80 and then 68 Cornhill from 1868. They were best known for supplying microscopes and other optical instruments which were presumably constructed in their factory at Lister Works, Kentish Town, Holloway, East London. Banfield further notes that they often signed their instruments 'R & J Beck Ltd' from 1894.

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Auktionshaus: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Titel: Auction 28.08.2014
Auktionsdatum: 28.08.2014
Adresse: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
16-17 Pall Mall
St James’s
SW1Y 5LU London
Großbritannien und Nordirland
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