Add to Lightbox Add to Lightbox Buy Image Buy Image

This image is protected by copyright law. Please contact us for advice on our licensing terms, before reproducing it for commercial purposes.

To save a small version of this image for mock-up or research purposes, right click (or control click on Macintosh) and Save Picture As...

Trade card for John Patrick, London, c late 18th century.

Trade card showing a ‘new improvement of the quicksilver barometer, being made portable by John Patrick in Ship Court in the Old Bailey, London’. Next to some text about the instrument is an illustration showing the rococo design and the inclusion of a looking glass between the marine and pendant barometers. Looking glasses (mirrors) were often placed in the same frame as barometers and thermometers in order to help people to decide what clothes to put on depending on the weather.

Image No. 10415937 | This is a Rights Managed image.

Inventory No.: 1951-0685_0057
Source No.: 1951-0685

Credit © Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library -- All rights reserved.
Search for related items:
To search for related items, choose from the following related keywords. To search multiple keywords, select multiple checkboxes and click Search Selected. To search for a single keyword, click the keyword itself.
Show items that have:
View Lightbox View Lightbox Print Lightbox Print Email Lightbox Email Copy Lightbox Copy Rename Lightbox Rename Delete Lightbox Delete