Tag: History

The History of the Barometer

A barometer is predominantly an instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure. There are two main, or common, types of ‘standard’ barometer; the aneroid, and the mercurial, which was invented first. There are of course our fine antique pocket barometers on offer too! It was a man by the name of Evangelista Torricelli who invented the first barometer, affectionately known as the “Torricelli’s tube”.

An antique pocket barometer available from Pieces of Time, London Antique Watch Dealers.

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5 American presidents and their watches

Presidents in America were no different to the rest of us when it came to owning a fine timepiece, they all wanted one, just like you and I today. Whether it was what we would now consider antique wrist watches or antique pocket watches, they ensured they were at the top of their watch game!

Take a look at the pick of the watches we have chosen from our five ex-American presidents from the past.

pieces of time antique pocket watches

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