Wheel Barometer (replica)


Robert Hooke (1635-1703), “curator of experiments” at the newly formed Royal Society of London, described a wheel barometer in his book, Micrographia (London, 1665). This is a modern replica of that instrument. The inscription reads "Eichner fecit ... anno MCMLIX"

Ref: W. E. Knowles Middleton, Catalog of Meteorological Instruments in the Museum of History and Technology (Washington, D.C., 1969), pp. 8-9.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.316857Catalog Number: 316857Accession Number: 228484

Object Name: wheel barometer (replica)

Measurements: overall: 5 1/4 in x 38 in x 21 in; 13.335 cm x 96.52 cm x 53.34 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-4f37-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1393639

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