Birmingham Barometer Is Sold At Home After 120 Years

An antique barometer made in the UK city of Birmingham more than 120 years ago is going up for sale again in the city at an auction next week.
Nov. 5, 2007 - PRLog -- A barometer made by a craftsman in Birmingham, UK, more than 120 years ago is being sold again in the city.

The Victorian oak cistern tube stick barometer was made by R Bailey of Birmingham sometime between 1865 and 1885.

It is up for auction among with 117 other barometers and antique clocks at Fellows & Sons auctioneers:

The 131 year old firm is putting on the sale on Tuesday 13th November 2007.

As the highlight of a number of antique barometers, this Bailey example is valued at between £800 and £1,000.

Managing partner of Fellows & Sons Stephen Whittaker said: “Birmingham has a fine history of a city of craftsmen and this barometer is a wonderful example.”

The barometer, lot 2 in the sale, has an elaborate carved scrolling pediment with shield decoration above a bevel glazed front.

There is also an angled ivory double scale with verniers signed Bailey Optician, 14 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham.

There is a further inscription with Admiral Fitzroy’s observations above a slender trunk with scroll supports and twin adjustment holes.

And there’s a Fahrenheit scale mercury thermometer.

The Fellows & Son sale will be in modern auction rooms in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

Thanks to a heavy investment in technology, the sale can be monitored over the internet with a live audio feed.

You can also make internet bids during the sale.

View the full online catalogue at



• A Fellows spokesman is available for interview. Call Mary-Ann Long on 0121 212 5500. Or email

• Pictures are available on request

• Fellows & Sons is one of the UK’s oldest auctioneers, and is based in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham, UK. It was established in 1876 and remains a family business. It is rapidly becoming known as one of the UK’s most technologically advanced auctioneers, using the latest digital marketing techniques and internet bidding technology to open up real life auctions to buyers across the world


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