Atmospheric Sounding Instrument – Wigzell, London

Atmospheric Sounding Instrument – Wigzell, London

Stock Number: NM. 1-25


A remarkable sea-sounding instrument based on atmosheric pressure.


A remarkable sea-sounding instrument based on atmosheric pressure. Invented by Wigzell, Glasgow. The instrument is put away in a pine box with a fathom scale. On the lid there is an instruction sheet pasted to the inside.

The instrument exists of a clear tube mounted inside a brass housing. The housing is fixed on a lanyard. The top end of the lanyard will be fixed to a sling and with a lead on the other side i twill be dropped in the water.

Pressure forces watre into the tube depending on the the depth. Back on deck the water column indicatest he depth tob e read at the fathom scale.

The advertisment is of the Nautical Almanac of 1936.


Date: 1900-1940

HWL case: 5x66x8 cm   (2x26x3,1 in)


Origin: England

Condition: wear consistent with age and use, instruction sheet partly ripped


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NL ARCHIPEL International Maritime Gallery

Welcome to the catalogue of Archipel International Maritime Gallery, specialist in nautical antiques and collectables.
Archipel International Maritime Galery in the Netherlands, sets itself to maritime objects, globes and sea charts of before 1900. The managing director worked as officer with the mercantile marine and the Royal Navy. As curator he was connected to one of the University Museums in the Netherlands. As seaman and curator he has a lot of knowledge of naval history.

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