Taylor Aneroid Barometer

The face of this barometer is marked “COMPENSATED FOR TEMPERATURE” and “Tycos / ROCHESTER, N.Y. U.S.A.” The pressure scale around the circumference reads from 25.8 to 81 inches of mercury. The altitude scale reads from zero to 5000 feet; and, it can be rotated by means of a milled ring, so that the height of the starting point can be set to the current pressure. The Taylor Instrument Companies began operating, as such, 1904, introduced the Tycos trade mark in 1908, and donated this example to the Smithsonian in 1923.
Object Name
barometer, aneroid
date made
Taylor Instrument Co.
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
place made
United States: New York, Rochester
ID Number
catalog number
accession 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
Taylor Instrument Companies

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