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Danish mahogany stick barometer
Artist: Not Available 
Category: Clocks
Date: circa 1860-1880
Signature(s): Anonymous
SubType: Barometers
Origin: Scandinavia
Subject: Clocks
Furniture - Non-American
Era: 19th Century
Height: 36.75 inches
A glass plate protects the paper scales, and a manual pointer on a wire slider sets the reading. Ripple moulding decorates the pediment. The mercury system uses a bulb cistern. The scales are Parisian inches, which are 1.066 of an English inch, and divided into twelfths. No maker's name is shown, simply the location KJÖBENHAVN, and the standard weather indications, rendered in Danish:

Meget Tørt -- Very Dry; Bestandigt -- Constant, Settled; Smukt Vejr -- Fine Weather Foranderligt -- Changeable; Regn el. Blæst -- Rain or Wind; Stærk Regn -- Heavy Rain, Storm -- Stormy

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