Hough Recording Barometer

Hough Recording Barometer

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George Washington Hough (1836-1909) was an astronomer who served as director of the Dudley Observatory in Albany, New York, from 1862 to 1874, and as director of the Dearborn Observatory in Chicago from 1879 until his death.
While at the Dudley Observatory, Hough devised a recording thermometer, a recording barometer, and an anemograph. These remnants of a Hough recording barometer came from the Dearborn Observatory.
Ref: W. E. K. Middleton, Catalog of Meteorological Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology (Washington, D.C., 1969), pp. 22-23.
“The Registering Barometer and Thermometer,” New York Daily Tribune (Feb. 17, 1866), p. 9.
“George Washington Hough,” The Astrophysical Journal 30 (1909): 68.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Recording Barometer
Measurements
overall: case: 41 in x 42 in x 19 in; 104.14 cm x 106.68 cm x 48.26 cm
overall: barometer: 75 in x 24 3/4 in x 42 in; 190.5 cm x 62.865 cm x 106.68 cm
overall: glass tube: 3/4 in x 4 in x 46 3/8 in; 1.905 cm x 10.16 cm x 117.7925 cm
ID Number
PH.318284
accession number
233573
catalog number
318284
Credit Line
Dearborn Observatory, Northwestern University
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