Aneroid Barograph

Aneroid Barograph

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The Department of Interior transferred this aneroid barograph to the Smithsonian in 1910. A metal tag on top reads “BAROMÈTRE ENRÉGISTREUR / BREVETÉ S.G.D.G. / RICHARD FRÈRES / CONSTRUCTEURS / 8. IMPASSE FESSART / PARIS.” The base is marked “RF / PARIS” and “1435.” Felix Richard began making aneroid barographs in Paris in 1845. His son, Jules Richard, took over the business in 1876. The firm began trading as Richard Frères in 1882, and became Jules Richard in 1891.
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Object Name
Aneroid Barograph
date made
Richard Freres
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
overall: 7 1/2 in x 10 7/8 in x 5 1/8 in; 19.05 cm x 27.6225 cm x 13.0175 cm
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National Museum of American History
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