Repair and Renovation

"We not only make them work, we make them look great!"

Hand delivery is available to many areas of the continental United States. Please contact us for details.

Is your barometer on the blink? If so, we can repair it for you! We bring sixty years of experience dealing in and repairing antique barometers. Our facilities are extensive and complete. We are able to repair woodwork, veneers, and inlay. The mechanisms of wheel barometers. Thermometers can be made to order to match an existing scale. Broken glass can be replaced and special tubes can be blown by our glassblower. Brass parts can be repaired and polished. Scales and register plates can be resilvered if necessary by the hand rubbed method used 200 years ago.

Aneroid barometers are often broken by mishandling or corrosion and can be restored to life. If the front glass is damaged we can make new beveled glass parts and install the pointer hands. The mechanisms can be repaired and new vacuum capsules installed if necessary. Again, polishing is available.

It is best to call before sending your barometer for repair as we can often give estimates over the phone. We have limited delivery. Call for information.

• Cabinet shop services
     Veneer repairs
     Moulding replacement
     String inlay & marquetry repair

• Finish cleaning & polishing
• Refinishing when necessary
• Glass replacement when necessary
• Brass parts polished
• Dials resilvered
• Parts repaired or replaced
• Mercury columns made to order
• Cisterns repaired or replaced
• Thermometers custom made to match your scale
• Repair of Ceramic Plates
    Many Victorian barometers have
    wonderful ceramic thermometer plates and dials.
    Often they are broken and need repair.

Bo Smith
2 West Street
PO Box 25
Rockport, ME 04856
Phone 207-542-1601