Pocket Barometer by Martin & Co
Pocket Barometer by Martin & Co. A lovely pocket barometer by Martin & Co of Cheltenham with an integral thermometer. In nice condition with a good gilt coloured body and a silvered face. The bezel moves easily and a pressure test indicates that it is in full working order. The thermometer has mercury and seems to work well. The red leather case is in good order and the catch operates.
Martin & Co was established over 200 years ago and is Cheltenham’s leading jeweller.
In 1806 during the reign of George III, a clockmaker named Samuel Martin opened a business on the Strand in Cheltenham.
In 1838 Queen Victoria presents Martin & Co with a Royal Warrant. In 1841 the Company moved to its present site at 19 The Promenade in Cheltenham. In 1890 George Dimmer, mayor of Cheltenham and founder member of the Rotary Club, acquires the business and changes the name to Martin & Co.
In 1912 Martin & Co becomes one of the first Limited Companies in the country.
In 1935 Martin & Co creates the Cheltenham Gold Cup for the jewel of the National Hunt Racing calendar and each year a new trophy is handmade by the finest craftsmen.