Aneroid Barometer

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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.
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James W. Queen & Co.
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United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
overall: 5 cm x 9 cm x 11.3 cm; 1 31/32 in x 3 17/32 in x 4 7/16 in
overall: 2 5/8 in x 4 in x 3 3/4 in; 6.6675 cm x 10.16 cm x 9.525 cm
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