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Patrick, John (1704-10)

Patrick, John, Ship Ct, Old Bailey, London, barometer maker (1704–10). One of the earliest makers of the Diagonal Yard Arm or Signpost type of barometer which had been invented in 1670 by Sir Samuel Morland. Incorporated barometers of this type and thermometers in mirrors and in 1704 Patrick claimed that ‘Ladies and gentlemen at the same time they dress may accommodate their habit to the weather — an invention not only curious but also profitable and pleasant’. [Wills, Looking-Glasses]

The original entry from Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, 1660-1840 can be found at British History Online.