Hottinger Pocket Aneroid Barometer

Jakob Goldschmid, a mechanic in Zurich, Switzerland, designed an aneroid barometer that promised great stability, but that had to be adjusted before each reading. This example was manufactured by the firm run by Rudolf Hottinger, who was Goldschmid’s son-in-law and successor. It has an eyepiece for viewing the internal mechanism, and a thermometer for determining the internal temperature. The cap is marked “Hottinger & Co. Zürich / No. 1132.”
Ref.: "The Goldschmid Aneroid," Van Nostrand's Engineering Magazine 25 (1881): 300-303.
Currently not on view
Object Name
barometer, aneroid
date made
Hottinger & Cie.
overall: 1 1/2 in; 3.81 cm
place made
Schweiz: Zürich, Zürich
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accession number
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Measuring & Mapping
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
U.S. Weather Bureau

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