The aneroid barometer was a newer addition to a field geologist's kit, being the lightest and most easily read instrument for determining altitude, although its readings varied with humidity and rough usage.
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AB stands for Aneroid Barometer
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A: CIRCA 1910, Aneroid Barometer with mercury ther mometer, in oak in ornate carved case at auction pounds 100/pounds 150.
E Coleman reached Athabasca Pass in 1893, the elevations of Athabasca Pass and Mount Brown were measured using an aneroid barometer and boiling point thermometer.
The aneroid barometer was invented in 1843, measuring air pressure through the movement of a thin, flexible metal disc covering a chamber containing a partial vacuum.
Their website boasts of "an incredible variety of weather predictors, from conventional mercury and aneroid barometers.
An aneroid barometer to measure climatic pressures and an anemometer to measure wind speeds were installed by the 4th Duke.
THIS Aneroid Barometer, by T A Reynolds & Sons, would be used in meteorology to measure atmospheric pressure to forecast changes in weather.
He was known to have performed an experiment comparing the performance of the new aneroid barometer supplied by Negretti and Zambra against that of the mercury barometer.