Aneroid Barometer

Aneroid Barometer

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Description
This is a hefty instrument, 5 inches in diameter and 2 inches deep. The face reads: “Surveying Aneroid / COMPENSATED FOR TEMPERATURE / Short & Mason / London / Tycos / Made in England.” The altitude scale around the circumference of the face reads in from sea level to 6000 feet. An inner pressure scale reads from 24.8 to 31 inches of mercury. Both scales can be read by a magnifying lens.
The Taylor Instrument Companies began operating, as such, 1904, introduced the Tycos trade mark in 1908, and gave this instrument to the Smithsonian in 1923.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Aneroid Barometer
date made
ca 1920
maker
Short & Mason
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Measurements
overall: 2 3/4 in x 5 5/8 in x 5 in; 6.985 cm x 14.2875 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
PH.308172
catalog number
308172
accession number
70532
Credit Line
Taylor Instrument Companies
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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