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Cathetometer made by Troughton & Simms, London, about 1884. Used at the Melbourne Observatory for precision measurement of small differences in height during the testing of barometers.
Barograph or recording barometer, made by Richard Freres, Paris, serial no. 10212, circa 1890. Used at Melbourne Observatory.
An aneroid barometer records variations in atmospheric pr ...
so yes...they were used at least until 1980 where I worked
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