- Photographic barographs came into use in the middle years of the nineteenth century. This example is allegedly a replica of one made by Jean Adrien Deleuil, a scientific instrument maker in Paris. L. C. Eichner, the craftsman who made it for the Museum, wrote: “I have aimed at making and instrument such as might be made in a university laboratory shop; designed by the professor and made by him and his mechanic. In other words: with a somewhat ‘home-made’ look.”
- Ref: “Barograph or Self-Recording Mercurial Barometer,” in James J. Hicks, Illustrated & Descriptive Catalogue of Standard, Self-Recording, and Other Meteorological Instruments (London, n.d.), p. 7.
- Robert P. Multhauf, “The Introduction of Self-Registering Meteorological Instruments,” Contributions from the Museum of History and Technology (Washington, D.C., 1961).
- Object Name
- barograph, photographic
- date made
- Eichner, Laurits Christian
- metal pipe: 10 1/8 in x 3 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in; 25.7175 cm x 8.89 cm x 8.255 cm
- lens with stand: 6 1/4 in x 4 1/4 in; 15.875 cm x 10.795 cm
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- accession number
- catalog number
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- Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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