Mercury Barometers

two mercury barometers used from 1854-1881

Detailed Description

Mercury barometers, which measure atmospheric pressure, were used in the 19th century to calculate elevation above sea level; this photograph depicts an Adie mercury barometer, c. 1854-1881 


Image Dimensions: 1166 x 2000

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US


National Museum of American History, originally from the National Weather Service