Kendall Aneroid Barometer

Description
Following in his father’s footsteps, Edwin Kendall (b. 1812) manufactured thermometers in New Lebanon, New York. By the 1850s he was making aneroid barometers as well, and aiming his advertising at farmers. This example has a paper plate that is marked “ANEROID BAROMETER / E. KENDALL / NEW LEBANON SPA. / N.Y.” The scale around the circumference extends from 24 to 32 inches of mercury, and is graduated to .02 inches. One hand indicates the current pressure, and the other a previous one.
Ref.: S.C. Turner, "The Kendall Family: Thermometer and Barometer Makers," Rittenhouse 7 (1992): 16-27.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
barometer, aneroid
date made
1860s
maker
Kendall, Edwin
Measurements
overall: 4 3/4 in; 12.065 cm
place made
United States: New York, New Lebanon
ID Number
1990.0230.01
catalog number
1990.0230.01
accession number
1990.0230
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

"I have seen the name Edward Kendall, in addition to Edwin. Are there two, or is Edwin correct?"
We have no record of an Edward Kendall making either thermometers or barometers.

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