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Barometer

Description

Cistern tube barometer with brass plate with sliding pointer and two scales, by James Watt, Glasgow, c. 1760

Museum reference

T.1975.51

Collection

History of Science

Object name

Barometer

Production information

Watt, James, 1736 - 1819
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, EUROPE

Date

c. 1760

Materials

Wood, Brass, Glass

Physical description

Brass, wood, glass, mercury, leather

Exhibitions

  • Discoveries Redisplay, 2015

  • Discoveries (29 Jul 2011 - 2016)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Treasured: Wonderful Things, Amazing Stories (14 Nov 2008 - 01 Jan 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland

References

Clarke, T.N., Morrison-Low, A.D. & Simpson, A.D.C., Brass & glass scientific instrument making workshops in Scotland as illustrated by instruments from the Arthur Frank Collection at the Royal Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh: NMS, 1989, pp 164-173

Nakhum, Andrew, Pioneers of Science & Discovery: James Watt & the Power of Steam. Hove Wayland, 1981

Goodison, N., English Barometers 1680-1860. London: 1977

On display

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