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Barometer: M.9-1986

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Maker: Winter, T. B.




Wheel barometer with case veneered with walnut

Dial: silver brass dial 8 inches in diameter, inscribed with the standard indications: 'Stormy, Much Rain, Rain, Changeable, Fair, Set Fair, Very Dry', round a scale extending from 28 to 31 inches, and divided into hundredths of an inch. Also inscribed 'T.B. Winter, 53 Grey Street Newcastle upon Tyne'. Original blued steel indicating hand and brass setting hand. The dial is enclosed by a flat bevelled glass set in a cast brass bezel. Modern ivorine setting hand knob. Fahrenheit thermometer with mercury in glass tube, and 12 1/8 inches silvered brass scale extending from approximately 10 to 150 degrees F, contained in a glazed walnut box.
Tube: Normal siphon type, replaced.
Case: Pine carcase veneered with figured walnut and with applied walnut C-scrolls.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mrs Alexandrina Dewar Wight Bartlett

Measurements and weight

Height: 91.5 cm
Width: 27.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1986) by Bartlett, Alexandrina Dewar Wight, Mrs


19th Century, Mid#
Production date: circa AD 1850


T.B. Winter is not recorded in standard reference books on barometers, and there is therefore a possibility that he was only a retailer in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Components of the work

Walnut Box composed of glaze
Veneer, Box composed of walnut
Case composed of pine
Hand composed of steel
Dial composed of brass (alloy)

Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: M.9-1986
Primary reference Number: 95988
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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