Museo Galileo
Virtual Museum
    • Setting:
      Room XV
    • Maker:
    • Date:
      late 18th cent.
    • Materials:
      brass, glass, ivory
    • Dimensions:
      height 982 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Barometer (Inv. 1134)

Barometer mounted on a shaped base with three leveling screws. The barometric tube is inserted into a brass square box fitted with an ivory tap and surmounted by a cistern, also made of ivory. The barometric scale, in Paris inches, is engraved on a brass tube protecting the glass tube. The readings are taken by means of a rack vernier. A bubble level ensures that the base of the instrument is horizontal.