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        Illustrations of barometers and looking glasses made by John Patrick

        English School, (17th century). Medium: engraving. Date: 17th Century. John Patrick (1654-1730); first English instrument maker to specialise in the manufacture of the barometer; credited with invention of the portable barometer; a looking glass (mirror) was often put in the same frame to help people decide what clothes to wear depending on the weather; Provenance: Private Collection.

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