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
subject
Measuring & Mapping
Barometers
See more items in
Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Barometers
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Visitor Comments

6/24/2015 3:50:18 PM
Linda Moayedi
I have seen the name Edward Kendall, in addition to Edwin. Are there two, or is Edwin correct?
8/31/2015 10:45:15 AM
Steven Turner
We have no record of an Edward Kendall making either thermometers or barometers.
Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Selected comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about the history, rarity, or value of your personal artifacts.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.