Looking for a source of good barometers

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In case the weather service goes down, I would like to be able to find a GOOD quality barometer. I have heard of a barometer that works on the principle of liquid density, using little balls, invented by Galileo. Has anyone else ever heard of this? Any sources? Any pros or cons

-- Tim Jacob (tjacob@nb.aibn.com), November 14, 1999


I don't know diddly about barometers except the one that hangs on my office wall. However, do a search on the internet for laboratory and medical lab equipment. They use all kinds of barometers. Also there are some good home weather kits that have barometers, rain guages, wind guages, etc. Have seen some in some catalogs. Call any TV station and talk with the Wx man, he should be able to tell you. Taz

-- Taz (Taz@aol.com), November 14, 1999.

Another place would be a place that handles aviation supplies. We always set our altimeters with barometers.


-- Taz (Taz@aol.com), November 14, 1999.

Try an outfit called "Oregon Scientific" at: http://www.oregonscientific.com/

-- Norm Harrold (nharrold@tymewyse.com), November 14, 1999.


thanks for the advice

-- Tim Jacob (tjacob@nb.aibn.com), November 14, 1999.

Norm, Thanks, but they only seemed to have electronic models.

-- Tim Jacob (tjacob@nb.aibn.com), November 14, 1999.

OK, Tim, here are some sources for aneroid barometers: http://catalog.dogpile.com/texis/redir/main.bin?q=aneroid+barometers&u =www.belfort-inst.com http://sciencecompany.com/cgi-local/shop.pl/page=nc4501.html/SID=49319 961573 http://www.mdnautical.com/baro.html http://www.landfallnav.com/landfallnav/clocksweather.html

-- Norm Harrold (nharrold@tymewyse.com), November 14, 1999.

If you have a Sycamore tree,the leaves will turn upside down,when rain is on the way.

-- Maggie (aaa@aaa.com), November 14, 1999.

Norm, Thanks a lot for your time and effort. Thru your links I was able to find close enough to what I was looking for.

-- Tim Jacob (tjacob@nb.aibn.com), November 15, 1999.

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