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sy_Anniina

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New barometer from flea market
« on: April 30 2024, 08:13 »
Just to share my latest find from flea market to improve boat interior and functionality.

A German-built boat for sure deserves a solid brass German language barometer - see photo for details.

BR,

Tommi
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Yngmar

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Re: New barometer from flea market
« Reply #1 on: April 30 2024, 09:18 »
Looks nice, but a very strange scale indeed! 10x Torr (mmHg)? Germany switched to SI in the 1970s, using hPa or millibar  ;D
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jeffatoms2

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Re: New barometer from flea market
« Reply #2 on: May 08 2024, 03:29 »
I too had great fortune to find an amazing ships' barometer last week on eBay.  It was made by Lilley and Gillie of London.  came from a ship wrecker/salvager in India presumably off a decommissioned commercial boat..  It cost me a total of $150 USD delivered by three day Federal Express (free shipping).  I've calibrated it and it is spot on accurate and big (7 inch diameter) to see from the galley.  A real treasure!