Lot 402: Rare Circa 1841 American Wheel Barometer by George Leone, New York
December 3, 2016
St. Louis, MO, USALive Auction
Rare c. 1841 American Wheel Barometer by George Leone, New York
Interior pencil inscription with date 1841. "The case is rosewood and pine. George Leoni worked at 112-114 John St., New York in the early 1840''s, advertising as "importe and Manufacturer of Mathematical and Philosophical Instruments, &c." Ref: George Leoni, Ample Instruments for the Barometer and Thermometer (New York, 1841). Also comparable example, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, accession number 1990.0112.