Taylor Aneroid Barometer

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
barometer, aneroid
Taylor Instrument Co.
ID Number
accession number
catalog 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
Mrs. Llewellyn Edwards

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