This item is a very nice ENGLISH OAK ROPE TWIST SHIPS BAROMETER. It features a nicely decorated porcelain dial with traditional markings. The barometer and dial are in excellent condition. This barometer measures 7 1/4" in diameter and is 2 1/2" thick. The open faced porcelain dial measures 5" in diameter and the first letter of each weather indication is colored red. The barometer is in good working order and setting is a simple one time operation. We provide detailed instructions on how to do this. All you need is a small screwdriver and access to TV or internet weather forecasts. The barometer dates c1900.