Bon & Co. Mercury Barometer

Description
This mercury barometer is held in a rectangular mahogany case, with a brass plate at the top that reads “JN BON & CO DUNDEE.” The cistern is of boxwood with a leather bottom; the plunger that would have been used to adjust the volume has been lost; and the whole is enclosed in a brass box.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1840s
maker
Bon, John
place made
United Kingdom: Scotland, Dundee
ID Number
PH*326225
accession number
214358
catalog number
326225
Credit Line
Miss Elsie Howland Quinby
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Barometers
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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