Portable barometer by Daniel Quare, 1695- 1705.

Made:
1695-1705 in London
maker:
Daniel Quare

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Portable mercury pillar barometer on claw foot stand, made and invented by Daniel Quare, London, England, 1695-1705.
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Portable mercury pillar barometer on claw foot stand, made and invented by Daniel Quare, London, England, 1695-1705.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Portable mercury pillar barometer on claw foot stand, made and invented by Daniel Quare, London, England, 1695-1705.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Portable barometer by Daniel Quare, c.1700

Daniel Quare obtained a patent for a barometer design in 1695. This claimed that the barometer could be inverted without either spilling the mercury or allowing air to get into the tube. Although his main business was as a clockmaker, Quare was also a successful barometer maker, and many examples of his work survive.

Details

Category:
Meteorology
Object Number:
1948-227
type:
barometers
credit:
Meyrick, R.
status:
Permanent collection

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