Belgien - Mons
Diese Säule im belgischen Mons verfügt neben einer außergewöhnlichen Sonnenuhr auch über ein Barometer, Thermometer und eine "Wetteruhr". Herr Eric Daled hat uns folgende Informationen zusammen mit dem Bild zur Verfügung gestellt.
It is by coincidence that I have found your interesting website on meteorlogical columns. As far as I know, the ones which are mentioned for Belgium are not existing any more. However, I know about another one which still exists: the so-called Houzeau-monument in Mons. Enclosed you will find a recent picture of it together with a copy of an article which I recently have published in Dutch in "Zonnetijdingen", the information bulletin of the "Zonnewijzerkring Vlaanderen", an association which is interested in sundials and similar measuring equipment. Besides a special sundial, the Houzeau-monument also still has a thermometer, a barometer, a weathercock etc... The monument has been inaugurated in 1890 as a tribute to Jean-Charles Houzeau de Lehaie. Jean-Charles Houzeau de Lehaie (1820-1888) was born in Mons; he was a well known Belgian astronome and has been the second director of the Royal Observatory of Belgium in Brussels.
pictures of the instruments
The upper one is the one of the barometer. It indicates
the atmospheric pressure from 70 up to 79 mm Hg.
Kind regards. Eric Daled Secretary of the "Zonnewijzerkring Vlaanderen"