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Barometer

1977.273 (RS116508)

Description

Broken pediment above a glass-encased and painted tin face; thermometer on left side and mercury barometer in center with corresponding gauge at right; glass tube enclosing mercury continues complete length of barometer to a domed and capped bottom; striped holly wood inlay encompasses case at top, both sides of shaft; double ring of inlay on domed cap at bottom.

Details

Maker
G. Mangacaulo & Co. (Manufacturer)
Date
ca. 1760-1790
Location of origin
Carlisle, England
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
ebony (wood)
glass (material)
holly (wood)
mahogany (wood)
mercury
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
tin (metal)
Object type
Meteorological T&E
Descriptive terms
BAROMETER
barometers
Brass
brass (alloy)
Ebony
ebony (wood)
Glass
glass (material)
holly (wood)
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
mercury
Mercury
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
Sheraton
Tin
tin (metal)
Dimensions
36.5 x 5.125 x 1.875 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.273
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
3938

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