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air meter
air meter
J. Lizars, Opticians
Europe: United Kingdom, Scotland
Post 1872
brass; metal; wood
meter: 85 x 100 x 85 mm; case: 92 x 113 x 101 mm

Air meter, brass and gun metal, consisting of vertically mounted windmill perpendicular to silver-coloured face with large dial in feet (10-100) and five subsidiary dials in hundreds, thousands, 10 thousands, 100 thousands and millions. Revolving sand timer mounted to side. Brass adapter for attachment to tripod. Compartmentalised wooden hinged case with yellow metal clasp.


Ex Lizars Collection

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