SOLD This is an antique pocket barometer altimeter, thermometer and compass weather station used by explorers and travelers from late 1800s until early 1900s. The french retailer "Gualdoni Paris" signature is present on the interior of the satin case and the initials of the barometer maker "E. H. Paris" are engraved on the silver dial. The three separate instruments are fully functional: the barometer scale goes from 22-31 inches and the rotating altimeter scale ranges from zero to 8,000 feet adjusted by the rotating bezel and calibrating screw behind the case. The thermometer shows the temperature in Fahrenheit degrees and goes from 30 to 110. The wonderful compass has a nice locking knob situated in the middle of the case, blue still needle, a red jewel stone and black and silver face with french cardinals. The burgundy leather covered case is in excellent condition with the functional locking system.
The condition of this item is excellent. Considering it was a mobile device, the leather exterior is scuffed in few places and the red satin has weared off at hinges.
Dimensions: 4"1/4L X 3"1/4W X 11/8"H when closed.
This wonderful device will make a exquisite addition to your collection.