Aneroid Barograph


The Department of Interior transferred this aneroid barograph to the Smithsonian in 1910. A metal tag on top reads “BAROMÈTRE ENRÉGISTREUR / BREVETÉ S.G.D.G. / RICHARD FRÈRES / CONSTRUCTEURS / 8. IMPASSE FESSART / PARIS.” The base is marked “RF / PARIS” and “1435.” Felix Richard began making aneroid barographs in Paris in 1845. His son, Jules Richard, took over the business in 1876. The firm began trading as Richard Frères in 1882, and became Jules Richard in 1891.

Date Made: 1888-1909

Maker: Richard Freres

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: France: Île-de-France, Paris

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.261255Accession Number: 51116Catalog Number: 261255

Object Name: Aneroid Barograph

Measurements: overall: 7 1/2 in x 10 7/8 in x 5 1/8 in; 19.05 cm x 27.6225 cm x 13.0175 cm


Record Id: nmah_1822647

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