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What is the difference between a Home Barometer and a Nautical Barometer?

One question I get asked a lot is what is the difference between a home barometer and a nautical barometer? So I 

have put together a little video to talk you through the key differences. 


What is a home barometer?

A home barometer is a device used to measure atmospheric pressure in a home or other indoor setting. It consists of a sealed chamber that is partially evacuated, with a flexible diaphragm or other mechanism that responds to changes in atmospheric pressure. As the atmospheric pressure changes, the diaphragm moves, and this movement is recorded on a dial or other display.

A home barometer can be used to monitor changes in atmospheric pressure, which can indicate changes in weather patterns. For example, a falling barometer reading often indicates that a storm is approaching, while a rising barometer reading can indicate that clear weather is on the way. Many home barometers also include a thermometer, which can be used to measure temperature.

Some home barometers are designed to be hung on a wall, while others are designed to sit on a tabletop or other surface. They are available in a range of styles and designs, from traditional analog models to digital models that display pressure readings in real time.

Home Barometers are a decorative piece of furniture, because it is stored inside the home the movement is exposed to the elements.


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What is a Nautical Barometer?

A Nautical Barometer is made with brass and has a rubber seal to protect the movement from the salty air and elements so it lasts in the harshest of seas. All of our nautical barometers come in Brass and Chrome Finish.

A nautical barometer is a specialized type of barometer that is designed to be used on boats or ships. It measures the atmospheric pressure, which can be used to determine the current weather conditions and to make predictions about future weather patterns.

Nautical barometers are typically designed to be more durable and resistant to the harsh marine environment than traditional barometers used on land. They may also have additional features, such as a built-in thermometer or a storm alarm to alert sailors of potential dangerous weather conditions.

One common type of nautical barometer is the aneroid barometer, which uses a sealed metal chamber that expands or contracts with changes in atmospheric pressure. The movement of the chamber is then transmitted to a pointer or dial that displays the current pressure reading.

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