Antique Barometers an Illustrated Survey
Author: Edwin Banfield
149 pages, 2nd edition, 2008.
In Antique Barometers: An Illustrated Survey, second edition, the author traces the development of the English domestic barometer from the earliest mercury stick instruments, through the elegant wheel barometers of the late eighteenth century to the thoroughly portable pocket aneroids of the Victorian period. On the way, the author examines a variety of other instruments, including angle, double and multiple-tube barometers, marine, sea coast and Admiral FitzRoy barometers, aneroid barometers and barographs, with the aid of more than 130 illustrations.
The second edition of this popular and accessible guide will be invaluable to antique coleectors and dealers alike. Most types of antique barometer still available are illustrated, and useful information is given to assist in dating them. The book also contains advice on how barometers should be handled and maintained.