Marine Mercury Barometer

Marine Mercury Barometer

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Description
Gimbal-mounted mercury barometer with a mahogany case. The cistern is boxwood with a leather bottom, and its cover is brass. The ivory scale extends from 26.3 to 31 inches of mercury, and is read by vernier to 0.01 inch. The thermometer on the stem reads in degrees Fahrenheit and Reaumur. The “Spencer, Browning & Co Minories London” inscription refers to a firm that was active during the period 1840-1870.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
barometer, mercury
date made
1840-1870
maker
Spencer, Browning & Co.
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Measurements
overall: 37 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in; 95.25 cm x 11.43 cm x 26.67 cm
overall: 37 1/2 in x 3 in x 1 1/2 in; 95.25 cm x 7.62 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
PH.325753
accession number
257197
catalog number
325753
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National Museum of American History
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