Derek Rayment started his association with Barometers, joining a family manufacturing business in Clerkenwell, London, the centre for such firms since the 18th century, in 1960.
Apart from making new instruments, old and damaged barometers
were brought in for repair and restoration, and after ten or so years of learning the Trade, Derek started his own Antique Barometer business in 1972, specialising in both restoration and sales.
In 1979 Derek and Tina got together, and very soon Tina was a most important part of the partnership, and soon acquired the expert knowledge and above all flair, which is so necessary.
Since then the business has grown to be acknowledged as the Specialist Business in Antique Barometers, and now trades world wide.
RESTORE AND REPAIR
We repair broken barometers and restore them to their former
glory using only hand-crafted traditional techniques. Our restoration and repair service of barometers covers the Trade and Private Collector world-wide, and where possible includes collection and re-delivery.
BUY AND SELL
We carry an extensive stock of restored and guaranteed instruments, including English Wheel, Stick and Fitzroy Barometers, Aneriod and Pocket Aneroid Barometers, Thermometers and Barographs. We are also the leading specialists in offering French Giltwood Antique Barometers of the Louis XV and XVI period.