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The History of the Barometer

A barometer is predominantly an instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure. There are two main, or common, types of ‘standard’ barometer; the aneroid, and the mercurial, which was invented first. There are of course our fine antique pocket barometers on offer too! It was a man by the name of Evangelista Torricelli who invented the first barometer, affectionately known as the “Torricelli’s tube”.

An antique pocket barometer available from Pieces of Time, London Antique Watch Dealers.

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