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Cistern barometer
    • Setting:
      Room IX
    • Maker:
      Antonio Matteucci
    • Place:
    • Date:
      ca. 1850
    • Materials:
      wood, brass, glass
    • Dimensions:
      height 1002 mm, width 143 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Cistern barometer (Inv. 1148)

Cistern barometer mounted on a wooden base. The top is decorated with a wooden tympanum and a brass sphere. The mercury level is adjusted by means of a screw acting on the leather bottom of the cistern. The barometric scale, divided into Paris inches, is drawn on paper with floral decorations. Made by Antonio Matteucci, about whom we have no information.