STICKBAROMETER J. Ing.r Chevallier Opticien Place du Pont Neuf No. 15 Paris Circa 1838
Signed: J. Ing.r Chevallier Opticien Place du Pont Neuf No. 15 Paris
The register scale
The silvered scale with barometer with nonius and blued steel precision pointer which can be adjusted with the brass knob at the side of the case. The top of the scale bearing the inscribed signature “J. Ing.r Chevallier Opticien Place du Pont Neuf No. 15 Paris.”
Beneath the barometer is the thermometer in centigrade and Reaumur.
The lime-wood case veneered with rosewood and inlayed borders of box-wood. The top is decorated with two brass gilt pediments. The barometers broad cistern protected by a brass and fire gilt ornament. The reservoir of the thermometer protected by a brass fire gilt ornament with engraved decoration at the front.
Height: 108 cm. (42.5 inch)
Width: 13 cm. (5.1 inch)
Depth: 8 cm. (3.1 inch)
Literature – Bert Bolle, Barometers in beeld, p. 48 and 236 note 112.
– Bert Bolle, Barometers, p. 238 en 239.
– Th. H. van Cotthem, 200 Jaar antieke barometers 1670-1870, p. 47.
Jean-Gabriel-Auguste Chevallier/chevalier was born in 1778. He worked in Paris from 1800 at the Tour de l’Horlogerie no. 1 and later at the Place du Pont Neuf no. 15. Later instruments were made far into the nineteenth century and were signed “Maison de l’Ingenieur Chavalier.