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Barometer and thermometer C014 / 1239

Barometer and thermometer C014  /  1239


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Barometer and thermometer C014 / 1239

Barometer and thermometer. Aneroid barometer (bottom) and thermometer (top) encased in wood. The thermometer scale is in Fahrenheit and Centigrade, with the values for freezing and blood heat marked. The barometer dial shows atmospheric pressure ranging from 26 to 32 inches of mercury. The aneroid barometer was invented in 1843, using a metal alloy that flexes and moves the pointer (black) as the pressure changes. The static pointer (brown) indicates the change since the last reading was taken. Atmospheric pressure is a good indication of weather conditions: low pressure for stormy weather and high pressure for dry weather

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1900s Analogue Barometer Carved Centigrade Change Device Dial Domestic Fahrenheit Freezing High Pressure Household Low Pressure Measuring Instrument Meteorological Meteorology Ornate Pointer Predicting Prediction Pressure Rain Rainy Room Temperature Scale Storm Stormy Temperature Thermometer Wooden Atmospheric Pressure Changeable Cutouts Physical Pointers Weather Conditions


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This print showcases a Barometer and thermometer, capturing the essence of 19th-century technology. Encased in an ornate wooden frame, this device is a testament to the ingenuity of its time. The top section features a thermometer scale displaying both Fahrenheit and Centigrade measurements, with freezing and blood heat clearly marked for reference. Below it lies the aneroid barometer dial, indicating atmospheric pressure ranging from 26 to 32 inches of mercury. Invented in 1843, the aneroid barometer revolutionized weather prediction by utilizing a metal alloy that flexes and moves the black pointer as pressure changes occur. The static brown pointer serves as a visual indicator of change since the last reading was taken. Atmospheric pressure plays a crucial role in forecasting weather conditions: low pressure signifies stormy weather while high pressure indicates dry conditions. The historical significance of this piece is further accentuated by its intricate carvings and timeless design. With its white background emphasizing every detail, this studio shot captures not only the physical attributes but also evokes curiosity about meteorological advancements during that era. This photograph transports us back to an era where measuring instruments like these were essential for predicting weather patterns accurately. It serves as a reminder of how far we have come technologically while appreciating our ancestors' contributions to scientific progress

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