J.H. Steward, 406 Strand, London, a Victorian 'Wet and Dry' travelling/table thermometer, raised on a stand, original fitted case, 18cm
James Henry Steward established his business in London in 1852, as a maker and retailer of optical, scientific, military and surveying instruments. In the mid 1800s he became the optician to Her Majesty's Government and the National Rifle, and National Artillery Associations. Steward died in 1896. J. H. Steward Ltd was incorporated in 1912 and continued in business until the middle of the 20th century.