Barometer

Collection Type

  • Tools and equipment

Date

ca. 1760-1790

GUSN

GUSN-3938

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

Descriptive Terms

barometers
mahogany (wood)
ebony (wood)
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
holly (wood)
mercury
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
tin (metal)
Sheraton
Mahogany
Pine
Ebony
Glass
Mercury
Brass
Tin
Painted
Sheraton
BAROMETER

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Maker

G. Mangacaulo & Co. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Carlisle, England

Dimensions

36.5 x 5.125 x 1.875 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.273