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Barometers: Aneroid and Barographs - Edwin Banfield


This book, together with its two companion volumes, Barometers: Stick or Cistern Tube and Barometers: Wheel or Banjo, form an extended and comprehensive version of Edwin Banfield's popular guide, Antique Barometers: An Illustrated Survey.

The author traces the history of aneroid barometers, barographs, storm glasses and weather houses, with the help of 130 illustrations. He covers the range of barometers currently available and gives advice on how to date them.

1 Weather Forecasting
2 The Aneroid Barometer of Vidie, 1843
3 The Aneroid Barometer of Bourdon, 1849
4 Mid Victorian, 1850-75
5 Late Victorian, 1875-1901
6 Edwardian and George V, 1901-36
7 Other Aneroid Barometers
8 Barographs
9 Storm glasses and Weather Houses

ISBN 978-0-948382-02-4
235 x 155 mm vii + 150 pp 130 illus.
First published 1985
Reprinted 1996

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