Pocket Barometer by C.W.Dixey
Pocket Barometer by C.W.Dixey. Gentleman’s gilt brass pocket barometer signed on the silvered dial C.W.Dixey. c 1890. Optician to the Queen, 5 New Bond Street, London. Compensated. The scale from 26 inches to 31 inches. Beveled glass. Original leather covered velvet lined traveling case.
Weight: including case 129.4 grams
Dimensions: Diameter 4.8 cms
The overall condition is good as shown in the photographs.
Established in 1777, C.W. Dixey & Son is the world’s oldest independent eyewear company.
Our story began at 3 New Bond Street, London where William Fraser established his optical and mathematical instrument company. In the early years he kept a cow to refresh thirsty customers, so even in those days a commitment to customer satisfaction was evident – if not a little primitive!
Our pedigree is unrivalled. We have served seven successive Kings and Queens of England, the Royal Houses of nine nations, and the emperors of China, France and India. Sir Winston Churchill remained a loyal patron for half a century and our reputation also attracted legendary adventurers, writers and artists.
Our archive contains correspondence, records and original designs dating back to 1780. It describes a rich legacy of innovation and creativity, and two centuries of service to emperors, royalty, and leaders. We were the first to incorporate platinum and diamonds into eyewear, and we were pioneers in the development of the contact lens. We are proud of our traditions and invite all patrons of C.W. Dixey & Son to register.
Our ethos has always been quality and exclusivity, and it remains so today. Our eyewear is designed in Great Britain and made in France. Use of fine materials, limited production, and artisan craftsmanship, ensures our eyewear follows in the purest C.W. Dixey & Son tradition.
The motto on our coat of arms is Vide Verum: ‘See the truth’.