Taylor Aneroid Barometer

Description
This is a blackened steel instrument, 3 inches in diameter. The silvered face is marked “COMPENSATED FOR TEMPERATURE” and “Taylor Instrument Companies / ROCHESTER, N.Y., U.S.A. / E.D. No. 1567.” The altitude scale around the circumference of the face reads from -200 to +1800 meters, every 10 meters; and from -1000 to +6000 feet, every 20 feet. The pressure scale reads from 24 to 31 inches of mercury. The back of the instrument is stamped “1415.” There is a leather case with strap.
The Taylor Instrument Companies began operating, as such, 1904. The “E.D.” in the signature may refer to the U.S. Army Engineer District.
This came to the Smithsonian in 1964.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
barometer, aneroid
maker
Taylor Instrument Co.
ID Number
PH*325679
accession number
257193
catalog number
325679
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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