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Rare barograph with closed barometer dial
Rare barograph with closed barometer dial

My name is Richard Twort and I’ve been collecting Barographs and other weather instruments since 1962.  Bizarrely, my interest started as the result of a school punishment, being given the choice of taking the school weather readings or having the cane!

The former seemed an obvious choice until I realised it meant coming to school at weekends and holidays to maintain a continuity of readings. Doing a little research, I found that most of the elements – pressure, humidity, temperature, wind speed and direction could all be recorded on chart driven instruments such as Barographs and Baro-thermographs, enabling them to be left unattended for a week. However, my school had no funds for such luxuries and as a 15 year old schoolboy in the early 60’s on a paper round income I could only dream of acquiring instruments for what was fast becoming an absorbing interest. However, being gainfully employed after school with a reasonably healthy income I was able to build up a substantial collection of Barographs and indeed all types of weather recording instruments.

Fast forward over 50 years and I feel I’ve reached the point where I need to slim down my collection of instruments, which in most cases are now held locally in secure storage. Over the last seven decades I have been fortunate to pick up from all over the UK and elsewhere some of the most delightful meteorological recording paraphernalia so I believe it’s time for others to enjoy their allure.

I’m always happy to meet with fellow enthusiasts or those who are simply looking to acquire a beautiful piece of Victorian or Edwardian engineering which would grace any home. Please feel free to give me a call to discuss a particular barograph from the selection here. If you can’t see precisely what you’re looking for, I’ve probably got it tucked away somewhere!

Based in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, I can be contacted on 07711 939 789 or email me at richard.twort@barographsforsale.co.uk

Neat drawer in Barogrpah for keeping chart records
Neat drawer for keeping chart records
Twin pen barograph/baro-thermograph
Twin pen baro/thermograph
Barographs with supplementary barometer dial
Supplementary barometer dial