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Fuess Comparison Aneroid Barometer

Fuess Comparison Aneroid Barometer

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Description
This instrument is 5¼ inches diameter and 3¼ inches deep. The inscriptions on the face read “R. / FUESS / BERLIN-STEGLITZ” and “195153” and “D.R.P.” and “mb.” The scale around the circumference of the face extends from 0 to 1100. A nozzle on the side of the pressure-tight steel case is designed for attaching a hose that would be connected to a testing device.
This came to the Smithsonian in 1959, a transfer from the U.S. Weather Bureau. It may date from around 1940.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Aneroid Barometer
date made
ca 1940
maker
R. Fuess
place made
Germany: Berlin
Measurements
overall: 3 1/4 in x 6 in x 5 3/8 in; 8.255 cm x 15.24 cm x 13.6525 cm
ID Number
PH.316274
accession number
224564
catalog number
316274
Credit Line
U.S. Weather Bureau
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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