Diagonal (angle) barometer by John Whitehurst

It is known that Boulton, the owner of Soho House, owned one of these diagonal barometers.

Details

Medium:
Mahogany & silvered brass
Dimensions:
104 x 11 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,875 ( Total: £11,500)
Acquired in:
1993
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Norman Adams Ltd.

Venue details

Soho House Soho Avenue (off Soho Road), Handsworth, BIRMINGHAM West Midlands B18 5LB 0121 348 8000 www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/soho

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