Draper Recording Thermometer

Description
Daniel Draper, director of the meteorological observatory in Central Park, established the Draper Manufacturing Co. in the mid-1880s and began producing self-recording meteorological instruments. This example is marked "DRAPER'S SELF-RECORDING THERMOMETER 152 FRONT ST. N.Y. CITY PATENTED 1887." It is a bimetallic instrument with a flat chart (missing) that revolves once a week. The Lick Observatory donated it to the Smithsonian in 1960.
Ref: D. Draper, "Recording Thermometer," U.S. Patent 369,170 (1887).
D. Draper, "Recording Thermometer," U.S. Patent 369,171 (1887).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
thermometer, recording
date made
ca 1887
maker
Draper Manufacturing Co.
Measurements
overall: 14 in x 9 in; 35.56 cm x 22.86 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
PH*316942
catalog number
316942
accession number
229396
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Measuring & Mapping
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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