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Missing barometer

Kirkwall Harbour Office Barometer (Case in need of TLC) was there for many a year but has been removed for a while.
Photo taken October 2008

[Where is this now? I've asked at the council but have not got a reply. - Steven]
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Picture added on 25 July 2011 at 12:36
Comments:
It would probably have been another target for vandals!!
Added by Neil Johnstone on 25 July 2011
All that mercury in a public place! Probably been removed on public safety grounds. Couldn't risk a vandal sueing for mercury poisoning Neil!
Added by Dave Smith on 26 July 2011
This was a quality instrument. it would be interesting to know what happened to it.
Added by Sandy on 27 July 2011
it could be in the fishery office down the pier
Added by John Wells on 27 July 2011
Sure it was taken to the Harbours at Scapa
Anonymous comment added on 03 August 2011
Barometer can now be seen in position outside of the present harbour office on Kirkwall Harbour
Anonymous comment added on 06 April 2012
Brilliant! I liked that bit of technology which I am sure is as good as you will get.
Added by Sandy on 07 April 2012
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