Reference numberMOB/073
TitleBarograph by Short & Mason
ArtistShort & Mason
DescriptionA mechanical barograph, with an ink pen at the end of the writing arm to document changes in air pressure on the paper around the drum. Contained in a mahogany case.
Extent1 instrument
FormatScientific Instrument
MaterialsBrass, paper, wood, glass
Dimensionsh 270 x w 435 x d 210 mm
Access statusOpen
ProvenanceExact provenance unknown. In 1904 Dr. William Napier Shaw displayed an 'atmospheric barograph' at a Royal Society Soiree [PC/3/3/6]. Later correspondence from 1910-11 documents Shaw and the then Secretary of the Royal Society discussing the barograph's deposit at the Royal Society NLB/43/424]. It is possible that this is the same barograph.
Related records in the catalogueNLB/43/424/
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Picture Library
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7142Shaw; Sir; William Napier (1854 - 1945)1854 - 1945
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