Aneroid Barometer

Aneroid Barometer

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This blackened steel aneroid barometer is 3 inches in diameter. The inscriptions on the silvered face read“COMPENSATED FOR TEMPERATURE” and “Taylor Instrument Companies / ROCHESTER, N.Y., U.S.A. / E.D. No. 1567.” The altitude scale around the circumference of the face reads from -200 to +1800 meters, every 10 meters; and from -1000 to +6000 feet, every 20 feet. The pressure scale reads from 24 to 31 inches of mercury. The back of the instrument is stamped “1415.” There is a leather case with strap.
The Taylor Instrument Companies began operating, as such, 1904. The “E.D.” in the inscription may refer to the U.S. Army Engineer District.
This came to the Smithsonian in 1964.
Currently not on view
Object Name
barometer, aneroid
Taylor Instrument Co.
overall in case: 2 in x 3 3/4 in x 4 1/4 in; 5.08 cm x 9.525 cm x 10.795 cm
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Credit Line
Mrs. Llewellyn Edwards
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National Museum of American History
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