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Barometer

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from Montrose, Angus

Barometer
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This mahogany barometer was made around 1790, probably by William Robb, a clockmaker based in Montrose in Angus.

The angle barometer registers from 28 to 31 inches on the mercury-filled glass tube and has a movable brass index. The scale is signed 'Wm Robb Montrose'.

William Robb apparently came from a property-owning family and is recorded as a long-case clockmaker in Montrose between 1756 and 1808. He appears to have emigrated to America in 1777, but to have returned to Scotland by 1780.

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