Aneroid Barometer

Aneroid Barometer

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Description
Jakob Goldschmid, a mechanic in Zurich, Switzerland, designed an aneroid barometer that promised great stability, but that had to be adjusted before each reading. This example was manufactured by the firm run by Rudolf Hottinger, who was Goldschmid’s son-in-law and successor. It has an eyepiece for viewing the internal mechanism, and a thermometer for determining the internal temperature. The inscription on the cap reads “Hottinger & Co. Zürich / No. 1132.”
Ref.: "The Goldschmid Aneroid," Van Nostrand's Engineering Magazine 25 (1881): 300-303.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
barometer, aneroid
date made
1870-1883
maker
Hottinger & Cie.
place made
Switzerland: Zürich, Zurich
Measurements
overall: 1 1/2 in; 3.81 cm
overall in case: 0 in x 2 in x 3 5/16 in; 0 cm x 5.08 cm x 8.41375 cm
ID Number
PH.314549
accession number
204612
catalog number
314549
Credit Line
U.S. Weather Bureau
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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