Tag: Lucien Vidi

The Quest for Greater Resolution in Aneroid Barometers I
Aneroid, Barometers, Barometers in Action, Conservation, History of Aneroid Barometers, Pressure, Restoration, Surveying, Technology, Vavasseur Antiques - Antique & Vintage Aneroid Barometers, Barographs & Other Scientific Instruments | May 11, 2023
The Quest for Greater Resolution in Aneroid Barometers I
As marvellous an invention as the aneroid barometer was, it had many shortcomings, most of which were approached by various instrument makers over the 100 years or so of production. Resolution, perhaps expressed as the reading to the highest number of decimal places, was an illusive goal. The problem relates to the expansion and contraction of the cell over a...
Harrison's Chronometer and the Determination of Longitude
History of Aneroid Barometers | October 29, 2017
Harrison’s Chronometer and the Determination of Longitude

The Science Museum recently posted a very interesting blog about the story behind John Harrison and his portrait at the Royal Observatory. In its own way, the invention of the aneroid barometer by Lucien Vidi and its determination of altitude was as significant an invention in the 19th century as Harrison’s was in the 18th. https://blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk/portrait-mr-harrison-timekeepers/