Aneroid Barometer

Aneroid Barometer

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Jakob Goldschmid, a mechanic in Zurich, Switzerland, designed several aneroid barometers. This example was produced by the firm run by Rudolf Hottinger, who was Goldschmid’s son-in-law and successor. The face is marked “Aneroid Barometer / No. 3241” and “HOTTINGER & Cie / ZŰRICH” and carries a scale of correction tables. The internal tension spring is of the traditional curved form.
Ref.: "The Goldschmid Aneroid," Van Nostrand's Engineering Magazine 25 (1881): 300-303.
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Object Name
barometer, aneroid
date made
ca 1881
Hottinger & Cie.
place made
Switzerland: Zürich
overall: 3 1/4 in; 8.255 cm
overall in case: 2 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 4 7/8 in; 6.985 cm x 9.525 cm x 12.3825 cm
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Credit Line
U.S. Weather Bureau
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National Museum of American History
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