An Art Deco “Stormoguide” aneroid barometer by Short & Mason of London dated 1932. With a 12” painted dial and chrome and glass fronted bezel. The barometer is set upon a large oak frame with Art Deco styling. A plaque below this tells you how to read the Stormoguide.
Short & Mason were formed by Thomas Watling Short & William James Mason in 1864 and were based in Hatton Garden, London. They were makers of barometers and scientific instruments. Short & Mason popularised the Stormoguide in the early Twentieth Century. Rather than trying to interpret the barometric pressure in inches or using the old Admiral Fitzroy method of forecast, the company sought to provide visual description and meaning to the movement of the dial.
Measures 38cm high x 46cm wide x 9cm deep.
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