Aneroid Barometer

Description
The face is marked “Compensated” and “James W. Queen & Co. / PHILADELPHIA.” The pressure scale around the circumference extends from 18 to 31 inches of mercury. The altitude scale extends to 15,000 feet elevation and is read by vernier and microscope to single feet. The diameter is about 3.5 inches. The signature indicates that this was sold by Queen. The design indicates that it was made in London, perhaps by Short & Mason. New, it would have sold for $60.
Ref.: James W. Queen & Co., Priced and Illustrated Catalogue of Meteorological Instruments (Philadelphia, 1882), p. 93.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
barometer, aneroid
date made
1859-1896
maker
James W. Queen & Co.
Measurements
overall: 5 cm x 9 cm x 11.3 cm; 1 31/32 in x 3 17/32 in x 4 7/16 in
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
1996.0163.01
accession number
1996.0163
catalog number
1996.0163.01
subject
Measuring & Mapping
Barometers
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Barometers
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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