Mountain barometer

Related to Mountain barometer: Wheel barometer
a portable mercurial barometer with tripod support, and long scale, for measuring heights.
a portable barometer, adapted for safe transportation, used in measuring the heights of mountains.

See also: Barometer, Mountain

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Aemilius Simpson this would be a disaster as one of the struggling animals was carrying his survey instruments including one delicate piece--a mountain barometer.
The loss of the mountain barometer would limit his elevation estimates to one "based upon his general feeling of how far he had climbed from York Factory.