It is known that Boulton, the owner of Soho House, owned one of these diagonal barometers.
Diagonal (angle) barometer by John Whitehurst, 1775
© Soho House
- Mahogany & silvered brass
- 104 x 11 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £2,875 ( Total: £11,500)
- Acquired in:
- Norman Adams Ltd
The angle of the tube ensured a more accurate reading, since the mercury moved a long way in response to only slight changes in air pressure.
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