A Fortin type barometer in glazed oak observation case by Philip Harris Ltd of Birmingham. Circa 1950.
Maker’s label to top of case door
Case height: 134.5 cm. – 53 inches.
The Fortin type barometer is named after Jean Nicolas Fortin (1750–1831) a French maker of scientific instruments, he introduced this highly accurate design of barometer in the late 18th century.