Taylor Ship's Wheel Baroguide Barometer, Circa 1940
Taylor Instrument ship's wheel Baroguide barometer, in walnut or maple case, with 8 brass spokes. This pre-World War II barometer was produced by Taylor Instrument Companies of Rochester, New York. It features red and black graphics on a white dial (perhaps metal), with red letters indicating unsettled conditions. The face cover, which appears to be glass, is held in place by a brass flange. On the bottom of the face is "COPYRIGHT 1940 TAYLOR INSTRUMENT COMPANIES. ROCHESTER, N.Y., U.S.A." The barometer measures about 7.5 inches in diameter, including the spokes. The frame back is covered in green felt. The back of the instrument can be rotated to match the altitude of the location. The altitude numbers range from 0 to 3500 feet. Instructions on the back are "DO NOT MOVE CENTER SCREW" AND "ROTATE PLATE TO ALTITUDE OF YOUR LOCALITY". This piece functions well and is in very good condition for its age. The wood frame and brass spokes and flange show some surface wear and aging, and there is some fading and discoloration on the face. Please refer to the 4 photographs for appearance and condition. Shipping / packaging will be $11.00.
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