Question:Who is the inventor of the aneroid barometer?
Answer:The first suggestion of the principal behind a non-liquid or aneroid barometer appears to have originated in 1702 in a letter from mathmatician Gottfried Leibnitz to Jacob Bernoulli (uncle of Daniel Bernoulli who pioneered work in fluid dynamics), but he did not construct a working model. He first proposed the bellows of the aneroid barometer be made of leather but later suggested metal.
The barometer which is most associated today with the aneroid barometer is the
Vidie barometer. It appears that Lucien Vidie actually built the first acceptable working non-liquid barometer sometime around 1844 although Zeiher (1763) and Conte (1797) had tried earlier.
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