Lowe's Psychrometer

Description
Nathaniel M. Lowe, the manufacturer of Edson's Hygrodeik, patented a similar but somewhat simpler instrument for showing relative humidity. In this example, the chart is marked "LOWE'S Graphic Hygrometer or Hygrodeik" and "N. M. LOWE, BOSTON, Mass." and "Patented April 9, 1878."
Ref: N. M. Lowe, "Psychrometers," U.S. Patent 202276 (1878).
Location
Currently not on view
date made
late 19th century
maker
Lowe, Nathaniel M.
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Measurements
overall: 11 9/16 in x 8 in x 3 in; 29.36875 cm x 20.32 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
PH.325390
catalog number
325390
accession number
254284
Credit Line
Drexel Institute of Technology
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Measuring & Mapping
Thermometers and Hygrometers
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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