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Photo: From Newport History: Bulletin of the Newport Historical Society 45, part 1, no. 145 (Winter 1972): cover
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Barometer


Object number

RIF5805

Maker

Maker David Williams, 1769?1823

Date

1790–1800

Current location

Newport Historical Society

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Marks

"D. Williams / NEWPORT," engraved, on dial

Inscriptions

"Hard Frost Very Dry / Set frost Set Fair / Frost Fair / Change Change / Snow Rain / Great Snow Much Rain / Hurricane Stormy / WINTER SUMMER," engraved on dial on either side of barometric tube

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Newport Historical Society, Rhode Island, by 1972

Bibliography

"Notes," Newport History: Bulletin of the Newport Historical Society 45, part 1, no. (Winter 1972): p. 12, ill. cover.