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Marine Mercury Barometer

Marine Mercury Barometer

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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.
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Object Name
barometer, mercury
date made
Spencer, Browning & Co.
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
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
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