Mountaineer's Compendium (Barometer, Thermometer and Compass), 1871-1900

Made:
1871-1900 in France
maker:
Unknown

Mountaineer's compendium in leather carrying case, unsigned but with trademark 'Hectom', probably French, 1871-1900. Fitted with compensated aneroid barometer, mercury thermometer and magnetic compass.

Details

Category:
Surveying
Object Number:
1988-1366
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, leather, mercury, silk, silver plated, steel (metal), velvet, wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (with case): 55 mm x 175 mm x 190 mm, .41kg
type:
mercury thermometer
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • barometer
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • thermometer
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
Christie's South Kensington Limited
status:
Permanent collection

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