Fuess Comparison Aneroid Barometer

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
barometer, aneroid
date made
ca 1940
maker
Fuess, Rudolf
place made
Deutschland: Berlin
ID Number
PH*316274
accession number
224564
catalog number
316274
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Barometers
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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