Barometric Scale

Barometric Scale

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This barometric scale belonged to Joseph Henry, the physicist who served as founding Secretary of the Smithsonian. The “Hall / PHILADA” inscription is probably that of Solon W. Hall, an assistant at the Girard College Observatory in the early 1840s.
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Object Name
barometric scale
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
overall:.4 cm x 11 cm x 11 cm; 5/32 in x 4 11/32 in x 4 11/32 in
overall: 3/16 in x 4 1/4 in x 4 3/8 in;.47625 cm x 10.795 cm x 11.1125 cm
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National Museum of American History
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