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Pocket aneroid barometer
    • Setting:
      Room IX
    • Maker:
      Giustino Paggi
    • Place:
    • Date:
      ca. 1880
    • Materials:
      brass, glass
    • Dimensions:
      diameter 47 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Pocket aneroid barometer (Inv. 3659)

Aneroid barometer housed in a metal box similar to those of pocket watches. The instrument has two barometric scales; one of them rotates and enables the instrument to be used as an altimeter. The first effective aneroid barometers of this type were made by Lucien Vidie. This model is by Giustino Paggi.