Barometers are antique instruments for measuring the weight of air barometric pressure. The Barometer was first devised by Galileo and was completed by his protege Torrecelli in 17th century Italy.
George I walnut stick barometer.

George I walnut stick barometer.

Circa 1720


Instrument makers in 18th century England began working closely with the emerging scientific community and produced accurate measuring devices. Examples of these important makers work eventually began to appear in domestic home...