QUALITY ANEROID BAROMETER
to Hulot, Pertius & Naudet, Ca 1880
handling to 48 States: $15.00
SIZE 5 1/2 H x 5 1/2 W x 3 3/4“ D
WEIGHT 1 lbs 5 oz
PRESENTED is an exquisite French made brass barometer that was
made for the English market. The quality of the cream colored porcelain dial and fancy Edwardian lettering with flourishes bespeak
its very high quality. What is interesting is that it is unmarked, for such a high quality piece, but its styling, and complicated
and finely finished machinery points towards one of the better French makers. Since it has the same design barometer
mechanism, we beleive it is the work of Hulot, Pertius & Naudet who are still in business. The instrument has
its original beveled glass lens, blued moon and arrow center pointer, with a second movable brass pointer for watching
the changes take place. There is a ring on the top for wall hanging or it stands on two turned brass legs for desktop support.
We have been comparing its readings to the published barometric pressure for our location and it is spot on. On minor
bruise from an earlier time exists at 30.5 inches.
made and finished machinery
12, rue du
Bois, in Le Perreux sur Marne.
COMPANY HISTORY in BRIEF: The company which started
operations in Paris in 1859 by the founders, Messrs. Pertuis, Hulot, Bourgeois and Naudet, whose first names
are unknown began operating as Naudet & Cie in 1860. Their Trade Mark was "PNHB,"
for their last names, and later was said to mean, Paul Naudet Holosteric Barometer. They were located at 4,
Place Thorigny, Paris. Over the years various changes took place in ownership and management, but the high quality of their
instruments was maintained. They survived the rigors of WW II. In 1985, the company's headquarters moved to
Back of pressed brass housing, Hole is to adjust.