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Naval Barometer..?

Article about: Guy, Thanks very much for that info, I appreciate you taking the time to translate, I really like this piece and now know a lot more about its origins, Thanks again. Phil

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    I have this barometer which is supposedly Japanese Naval issue, could anyone tell me what the characters mean..? Its a very nice instrument, well built and seems to be in good working order, I would be very pleased if it did indeed turn out to be of Military origin.......any Japanese speakers that could help please.....Thanks.
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    Hi , well fist of all the tag has a naval anchor stamp , which you obviously have seen and it also shows a date which is Showa 18 which is 1943 and shows the month of December , so looks good to me . Taka or Guy will be along soon to translate the kanji on the face
    REGARDS AL

    We are the Pilgrims , master, we shall go
    Always a little further : it may be
    Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
    Across that angry or that glimmering sea...

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    Thanks Alan, the anchor symbol is a good clue yes, although not knowing anything about Japanese Naval markings I assumed that it could also be a civilian marking, thanks for your info on the date, is Showa a Japanese character for year ??

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    This Showa era corresponds to Emperor Hirohitos reign ( December 25th 1926 to January 7th 1989 ). Dating is counted from 1926 , but with with 1926 counted as year 1 , therefore Showa 18 equates to 1943 , hope this helps .
    REGARDS AL

    We are the Pilgrims , master, we shall go
    Always a little further : it may be
    Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
    Across that angry or that glimmering sea...

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    Thanks Al, good info, appreciate it.

    Phil

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    How do you get that barometer in your naval ?

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    Quote by SteveR View Post
    How do you get that barometer in your naval ?
    Maybe a more accurate description would be Marine Barometer..............

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    晴雨針
    Ku-kou Sei-u-ke
    Aerial barometer [??]
    Air Utensil Barometer

    一型
    Ichi Kata
    Type one

    株式会社 柳製作所
    Kabushiki Kaisha Yanagi Seisaku-jo
    Yanagi Factory Co. Ltd.

    Hopefully someone can give you an more accurate translation of the first line.

    --Guy
    Last edited by ghp95134; 04-27-2014 at 07:28 PM. Reason: Hope I'm finished with corrections!

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    The first kanji for empty/air can also be used for "atmospheric" in some cases [中電気 atmospheric electricity; 気酸化 atmospheric oxidation] ... so instead of "aerial", perhaps it is "atmospheric utensil/container barometer"

    --Guy

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    whatever, still a nice item to have.

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