- Following in his father’s footsteps, Edwin Kendall (b. 1812) manufactured thermometers in New Lebanon, New York. By the 1850s he was making aneroid barometers as well, and aiming his advertising at farmers. This example has a paper plate marked “ANEROID BAROMETER / E. KENDALL / NEW LEBANON SPA. / N.Y.” The scale around the circumference extends from 24 to 32 inches of mercury, and is graduated to.02 inches. One hand indicates the current pressure, and the other a previous one.
- Ref.: S.C. Turner, "The Kendall Family: Thermometer and Barometer Makers," Rittenhouse 7 (1992): 16-27.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- barometer, aneroid
- date made
- Kendall, Edwin
- place made
- United States: New York, New Lebanon
- overall: 4 3/4 in; 12.065 cm
- overall: 2 3/8 in x 5 3/4 in x 6 3/8 in; 6.0325 cm x 14.605 cm x 16.1925 cm
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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