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Cistern barometer
    • Setting:
      Room X
    • Maker:
      Edward Nairne
    • Place:
    • Date:
      ca. 1770
    • Materials:
      wood, brass, glass
    • Dimensions:
      height 1080 mm, width 116 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Cistern barometer (Inv. 1147)

Elegant cistern barometer mounted on a shaped wooden base. The lower part of the cistern is enclosed in a wooden hemisphere. The barometric scale, in English inches, is engraved on a silvered brass plate and fitted with a vernier. The instrument has a mercury thermometer with a Fahrenheit scale, and an oat's-beard hygrometer placed above the barometric scale. Made by Edward Nairne.