Spencer, Browning & Co. Marine Mercury Barometer

Description
This is a gimbal-mounted barometer with a mahogany case. The cistern is boxwood with a leather bottom, and its cover is brass. The ivory scale extends from 26.3 to 31 inches of mercury, and is read by vernier to 0.01 inch. The thermometer on the stem reads in degrees Fahrenheit and Reaumur. The signature, “Spencer, Browning & Co Minories London,” refers to a firm that was active during the period 1840-1870.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
barometer, mercury
date made
1840-1870
maker
Spencer, Browning & Co.
Measurements
overall: 37 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in; 95.25 cm x 11.43 cm x 26.67 cm
overall: 37 1/2 in x 3 in x 1 1/2 in; 95.25 cm x 7.62 cm x 3.81 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
PH*325753
accession number
257197
catalog number
325753
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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