Hooke's wheel type barometer, 1655-1665

Made:
1960? (original 1655-1665)
maker:
Robert Hooke

Wheel barometer, Hooke's principle (1655-65), probably by Negretti and Zambra, London, England, 1960

Replica probably made by Negretti and Zambra in the 1960s to Hooke's design as a demonstration piece. Robert Hooke (1635-1703), experimenter for the Royal Society from 1662, converted the rise and fall of the mercury barometer into a rotation action for a needle on a dial.

Details

Category:
Meteorology
Object Number:
1924-95
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, mercury, steel (metal) and wood (unidentified)
type:
mercury barometer
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • barometer
credit:
Negretti & Zambra

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