S/4244 Antique 19th Century Mahogany Marine Gimbal Barometer by John Priston Cutts of Sheffield
A good mahogany marine gimbal barometer by John Priston Cutts of Sheffield, having a cylindrical body with a conforming brass cistern cover supported by a replaced brass gimbal. The silvered engraved register plate is signed J Cutts and has a hinged mahogany framed and glazed door to gain access to adjust the sliding pointer. There is a dry/damp hygrometer above, encased in a brass circular surround, beneath the subdued pagoda style cornice. The whole has a good rich colour and is in full working condition.
John Priston Cutts was born on February 19th 1787 in Leeds, and became apprenticed to Proctor and Beilby, an optical craftsman in Sheffield. He began his business selling microscopes and nautical equipment in Sheffield in 1822, at 58 Norfolk Steeet moving to Division Street circa 1828, where he remained till his death in 1858. Between 1836 and 1839 he opened a branch shop at three Crane Court, Fleet Street, London.
2½ in. (6.5 cm.) Wide
38½ in. (98 cm.) High
English Circa 1830