Weather glass

Made:
1601-1900 in Netherlands
Weather glass

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Weather glass
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Weather glasses like this were made in large quantities in the 17th-19th centries and later, as replicas in the 20th century. The changing air pressure would alter the height to which liquid in the flask rose in the spout, but as changes in the temperature could do this too, the instrument was never scientifically useful.

Details

Category:
Meteorology
Object Number:
1958-117
type:
weather glasses and weather glasses and
credit:
Hiscox, L.