Skip to navigation
Skip to content

English antique barograph in a 5-glass mahogany case by Short & Mason Limited. Circa 1921.

A restrained and plainer barograph than usual.

Stock No:   14474

The 8 day duration, drum timepiece clock movement with its original Cylinder platform escapement. Contained in a revolving 3 3/4" diameter brass chart drum. This is mounted upon the top base tier as is the nib arm operating movement which has its capsule hidden within the mahogany base. 

The top crossplate is engraved with the maker's name reading "SHORT & MASON LONDON. MADE FOR A.& N.C.S. LTD. WESTMINSTER". The brass baseplate also has a 'Pen Set' knob for adjusting the height of the nib on the chart. The nib is refilled when the chart is changed weekly from its front-mounted glass ink bottle and dipper.

The rear of the baseplate has a vertically mounted, silvered reference chart for forecasting the weather against the trend left from the ink trace on the drum chart.

The timepiece movement is also wound weekly by removing the top cover to expose the fixed winding key and the cylinder platform escapement which can be regulated for timekeeping.

There is also a chart-change holding bar to lift the nib away from the drum when necessary and for transit.

The mahogany 5-glass cover simply fits over the top tier of the moulded base and is lifted off to operate the device.

Short & Mason Limited was founded in 1875 by Thomas Short and James Mason. They were based in Hatton Garden, London and continued until 1969.

* Barographs are not only attractive but also provide a good deal of fun when operated. They also provide a lasting record of local weather conditions.

Dimensions:          The moulded base is 14 1/2" wide x 8 1/2" deep and the total height including the 4 bun
                              feet is 7 1/2".

Circa:                     1921.

Condition:               We have restored the wooden case and the device is working extremely well and
                               accurately however, the purchase price will include meticulous restoration to the
                               timepiece movement and escapement and also the aneroid barometer movement
                               including refinishing and lacquering all the metalwork to a high standard and re-silvering
                               to the back chart. It will be supplied with a year's worth of high quality charts and ample
                               non-blotting ink. It will be fully guaranteed and it is this work that adds considerable
                               value and provides piece of mind. If maintained correctly, these devices will serve you
                               indefinitely. They are also excellent gifts and future family Heirlooms.

Restored price:       £1,950.

English antique barograph in a 5-glass mahogany case by Short & Mason Limited. Circa 1921.
  • English antique barograph in a 5-glass mahogany case by Short & Mason Limited. Circa 1921.
  • English antique barograph in a 5-glass mahogany case by Short & Mason Limited. Circa 1921.
  • English antique barograph in a 5-glass mahogany case by Short & Mason Limited. Circa 1921.
  • English antique barograph in a 5-glass mahogany case by Short & Mason Limited. Circa 1921.
  • English antique barograph in a 5-glass mahogany case by Short & Mason Limited. Circa 1921.
  • English antique barograph in a 5-glass mahogany case by Short & Mason Limited. Circa 1921.
  • English antique barograph in a 5-glass mahogany case by Short & Mason Limited. Circa 1921.
  • English antique barograph in a 5-glass mahogany case by Short & Mason Limited. Circa 1921.
Quick Contact Quick Contact

Quick Contact

or telephone 01202 429718

Join Our Mailing List for priority notification of special offers