Mrs. Janet Taylor Mercury Marine Barometer

Description
This is a gimbal-mounted barometer with a rosewood case. The ivory scale extends from 26.5 to 31 inches of mercury, is read by vernier to 0.01 inch, and indicates “STORMY,” “RAIN,” “CHANGE,” and “FAIR.” The attached thermometer reads in degrees Fahrenheit and Centigrade, and indicates Freezing, Temperate, Summer Heat, Blood Heat, and Fever Heat. The “Mrs. Janet Taylor, 204 MINORIES LONDON” signature refers to a woman who ran a Nautical Academy and Navigation Warehouse in London from 1835 to 1868.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1835-1868
maker
Taylor, Janet
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
PH.336905
accession number
288677
catalog number
336905
Credit Line
Joel Barlow
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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