Fuess Comparison Aneroid Barometer

This instrument is 5¼ inches diameter and 3¼ inches deep. The face is marked “R. / FUESS / BERLIN-STEGLITZ” and “195153” and “D.R.P.” and “mb.” The scale around the circumference of the face extends from 0 to 1100. A nozzle on the side of the pressure-tight steel case is designed for attaching a hose that would be connected to a testing device.
This came to the Smithsonian in 1959, a transfer from the U.S. Weather Bureau. It may date from around 1940.
Currently not on view
Object Name
barometer, aneroid
date made
ca 1940
Fuess, Rudolf
place made
Deutschland: Berlin
ID Number
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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