Superb antique Brass Pocket Aneroid Barometer and Altimeter Circa 1878 from the renound maker ROWELL & CO, Oxford,England,measuring approx 4.5 cm in diameter by approx 1.5 cm in depth and weighs approx 100 grams.The piece appears to be in working order and has a silvered dial with the makers name and the bezel moves just fine. Barometric scale ranges from 25 to 31 inches and altimeter scale measuring zero to 5,000 feet. What makes this item RARE is the engraved inscription to the rear of the case 'EXETER COLLEGE,2ND SENIOR PAIRS.JUNE 3 1887,C.P.CRANE C.J.WHITEHEAD'. The item come with its original plush deep red leather case some ware etc but with a good hinge and clasp. Some light surface scratches to the case and a very small nick/bruise to the bottom of the glass and is in as found condition ie not cleaned.
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