Aneroid Barometer


The inscriptions on the face of this aneroid barometer read “Compensated” and “James W. Queen & Co. / PHILADELPHIA.” The pressure scale around the circumference extends from 18 to 31 inches of mercury. The altitude scale extends to 15,000 feet elevation and is read by vernier and microscope to single feet. The diameter is about 3.5 inches. Although this instrument was sold by Queen, it was was probably made in London, perhaps by Short & Mason. New, it would have sold for $60.

Ref.: James W. Queen & Co., Priced and Illustrated Catalogue of Meteorological Instruments (Philadelphia, 1882), p. 93.

Date Made: 1859-1896

Maker: James W. Queen & Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences, Barometers, Measuring & Mapping


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1996.0163.01Accession Number: 1996.0163Catalog Number: 1996.0163.01

Object Name: barometer

Measurements: overall: 5 cm x 9 cm x 11.3 cm; 1 31/32 in x 3 17/32 in x 4 7/16 inoverall: 2 5/8 in x 4 in x 3 3/4 in; 6.6675 cm x 10.16 cm x 9.525 cm


Record Id: nmah_1183898

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