Record

Reference numberMOB/050
LevelItem
TitlePortable mountain barometer
ArtistNewman, John Frederick
Datec.1831
DescriptionPortable mountain barometer used by Charles Darwin in geological work during the voyage of HMS 'Beagle'. The instrument is contained in a mahogany tube with a thermometer at the base. It has a silvered scale, graduated to 19 to 31 inches. The tube has a brass guard and a near-centre ivory band. There is a brass hanging ring at the top with a Vernier operating screw.
Extent1 instrument
FormatScientific Instrument
MaterialsWood, brass, glass, ivory
Dimensionsl 920 x d 44 mm
NotesOn loan to Down House, Kent
Access statusOpen
ProvenanceThis instrument was purchased by Charles Darwin for the Beagle voyage, 1831-1836 and presented to the Royal Society on behalf of his executors
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Picture Library
URLhttps://pictures.royalsociety.org/image-rs-12491
https://pictures.royalsociety.org/image-rs-12483
https://pictures.royalsociety.org/image-rs-12481
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8196Darwin; Charles Robert (1809 - 1882); Naturalist1809 - 1882
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