Victorian Fitzroy Barometer by Ashton & Mander, London
Stunning Victorian Fitzroy Barometer. Classic design with thermometer, storm-glass, mercury tube with portable bulb cistern.
This fine example is very rare in having an eight day clock in the pediment, the clock with Roman numerals is inscribed ’Ashton & Mandor, 61, Old Compton Street, London’. C.1895.
’Barometer makers and retailers 1660-1900’ by E. Banfield lists Ashton & Mander as mathematical, optical and philosophical instrument makers working from 1871-1900.
An identical example is featured in Edwin Banfields book ’Barometers, stick or cistern tube’ pg.230.