Kendall Aneroid Barometer

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
barometer, aneroid
date made
Kendall, Edwin
overall: 4 3/4 in; 12.065 cm
place made
United States: New York, New Lebanon
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Measuring & Mapping
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
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.
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