Very Unusual French Hybrid Aneroid Barometer c1858
Uncategorized | May 29, 2024
Very Unusual French Hybrid Aneroid Barometer c1858
An unusual French hybrid brass open dial aneroid barometer no. 2, maker unknown c1858. Early aneroid barometer having 4¾” zinc backed printed open centre card dial with weather prognostications to outer part, the barometric scale calibrated in cms Hg, marked “Baromètre” at 6 o’clock. The open centre with a hair spring tensioned rack and pinion drive assembled onto a lacquered brass...
The RNLI at 200
Aneroid, Barometers, Barometers in Action, History of Aneroid Barometers, Marine, Weather | March 4, 2024
The RNLI at 200
A national lifeboat service was the vision of Sir William Hillary, a resident of the Isle of Man, who wanted to the reduce the death toll from the 1,800 shipwrecks annually around the British Isles at the time. He convinced a group of influential people in the City of London to take notice and the Royal National Institution for the...
Hysteresis and the Watkin Hicks Mountain Barometer
Aneroid, Barometers, Barometers in Action, History of Aneroid Barometers, How do I repair an aneroid barometer, Is my barometer working, Pressure, Surveying, Technology, Testing Barometers, Vavasseur Antiques - Antique & Vintage Aneroid Barometers, Barographs & Other Scientific Instruments, Weather | August 28, 2023
Hysteresis and the Watkin Hicks Mountain Barometer
This scarce development of the aneroid barometer or altimeter, patented by Colonel H.S.S. Watkin in 1898, was born of poorly performing pressure sensing capsules. It had been known for some time that a first reading before an ascent of some high place would not agree once the observer returned to the same elevation even if the barometric pressure had not...