Taylor Aneroid Barometer

Description
This small brass instrument, 2¾ inches diameter, was manufactured by Short & Mason in London and sold by the Taylor Instrument Companies in the United States. The U.S. Weather Bureau transferred it to the Smithsonian in 1954.
The silvered face is marked “Compensated” and “No 1016” and “U.S. WEATHER BUREAU” and “SM / LONDON” and “Tycos,” The pressure scale around the circumference of the face reads from 28 to 31 inches of mercury, in .02 inches. A sticker on the back of the case reads “DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE / 9369 WBZ.”
The Taylor Instrument Companies began operating, as such, 1904, and introduced the Tycos trade mark in 1908.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1908-1950
maker
Short & Mason
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
PH*314530
accession number
204612
catalog number
314530
Credit Line
U.S. Weather Bureau
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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