Vintage barometers

Stay tuned to weather with barometer

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Treasures & Trends:
LARRY COX
Published: 09.08.2006

“Scientific instruments have become quite collectible. A vintage barometer, for example, can look distinctive in a home and serve a useful purpose.

…Most barometers use a graduated glass tube that contains a column of mercury. An aneroid barometer has no mercury but measures pressure with a needle connected to the top of a metal box in which a partial vacuum is maintained.”

Editor’s Note: We had a previous post on how the ban on the selling of items with mercury in them would affect this particular collectibles market.

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