A fine mahogany stick barometer from this eminent, and much sought after, instrument maker of the Georgian period. The herring bone veneered carcase is fitted with the typically Scottish oval cistern cover concealing the bulb cistern, a glazed door, and is outlined with barberpole stringing. The swan neck pediment is decorated with floral paterea which is again typical of this well documented maker.The silvered register plate is fitted with a manual vernier registering on an engraved scale of 27"-31". This maker had a distinctive style of engraving on his barometer's register plates as can been seen on this example.Signed Jn. Russell, FalkirkH.39". John Russell is an important instrument maker of his period who became Watchmaker to the Prince of Wales, later George IV. A delivery service is available on this item.