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Siphon barometer
    • Setting:
      Room XVIII
    • Maker:
      Giovanni Domenico Tamburini [attr.]
    • Date:
      early 18th cent.
    • Materials:
      wood, glass, paper
    • Dimensions:
      height 990 mm, width 140 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Siphon barometer (Inv. 1142)
    • Siphon barometer (Inv. 1142)

Siphon barometer placed in a wooden box with glass front window. The inside is lined with arabesqued paper. The barometric scales are printed on a sheet of paper. They are surmounted by the Medici coat of arms, below which is the inscription "Magnum Barometrum" and some instructions for using the instrument. There is also a thermometer, whose bulb is broken. The instrument is fitted with a recording pointer running on a vertical metal wire. The similarity with the two barometers inv. 3627 and inv. 1141 suggest an attribution to Giovanni Domenico Tamburini, about whom we have no information.