Wheel Barometer (replica)

Wheel Barometer (replica)

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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.
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wheel barometer (replica)
overall: 5 1/4 in x 38 in x 21 in; 13.335 cm x 96.52 cm x 53.34 cm
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National Museum of American History
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