We are international renowned for our Antique
Barometer restoration service. Antique barometers are meticulously restored;
the cases repaired and repolished if needed. The fitments are cleaned
and when necessary, replacement parts are used from our own extensive
stock of authentic style spares, or when required made specially to suit.
Glass tubes and thermometers are blown by our own in house glass blower
.Many hours are spent restoring these fine pieces of art. We even make
our own special instrument lacquer from natural gums, dragons blood, saffron
and shellac to ensure an authentic finish to the brass work where needed.
Philip Collins's wide experience now leads him to be increasingly asked to appraise barometers including for the National Trust. As well as undertaken restoration of barometers for the Met Office from their small collection of old instruments and the National Trust, we have also restored a number of barometers for the R.N.L.I. and many members of the Nobility. We have also received recommendations via Sotheby's, Christie's, Bonhams and other such eminent bodies. Our attention to detail is unparrelled. If you wish to consider using our services then please contact us first.
THE IMPORTANT BIT - PLEASE READ BELOW
If you are considering using our services then in the first instance we require ONE e-mail picture sending to us with your contact details and explain what you require and we will reply within a few days (please remember to use a suitable title on the e-mail as we get a lot of junk daily) Please do NOT bring any item or send it until we have agreed and made arrangements with you. No parcels are accpeted here unless pre booked after a picture has been seen and we understand what is required. Collection and delivery from around the UK can sometimes be arranged, no item is to be sent to us unless we have agreed in advance.
DO NOT SEND ANY ITEM - CONTACT US FIRST TO DISCUSS