Barometer, Dr. John Jeffries

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Barometer

English, 18th Century

Barometer carried by Dr. John Jeffries on the first ascent across the English Channel on January 7, 1785.

Gift of Dr. James Howard Means

A19630027000

Collection Item Long Description:

Date

18th Century

Inventory Number

A19630027000

Physical Description

Wood frame barometer with brass number scale, large bulb on bottom; carried by Dr. John Jeffries on the first crossing of the English Channel by balloon.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. James Howard Means

Manufacturer

Country of Origin

United States of America

Materials

  • Frame-Wood
  • Mercury Tube-Glass
  • SCALE - BRASS

Dimensions

3-D: 8.3 x 3.2 x 72.4cm (3 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 28 1/2 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Type

INSTRUMENTS-Flight Management

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