Hottinger Aneroid Barometer

Jakob Goldschmid, a mechanic in Zurich, Switzerland, designed several aneroid barometers. This example was produced by the firm run by Rudolf Hottinger, who was Goldschmid’s son-in-law and successor. The face is marked “Aneroid Barometer / No. 3241” and “HOTTINGER & Cie / ZŰRICH” and carries a scale of correction tables. The internal tension spring is of the traditional curved form.
Ref.: "The Goldschmid Aneroid," Van Nostrand's Engineering Magazine 25 (1881): 300-303.
Currently not on view
Object Name
barometer, aneroid
date made
ca 1881
Hottinger & Cie.
overall: 3 1/4 in; 8.255 cm
place made
Schweiz: Zürich
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Measuring & Mapping
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
U.S. Weather Bureau

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