Lambrecht's Hygrometer

Description
A hair hygrometer determines the moisture in the air by measuring the expansion of a piece of hair. This example is marked “U.S.W.B. 87” and “LAMBRECHT’S HYGROMETER. Percentage of Humidity.” It was made at the firm established by Wilhelm Lambrecht in Göttingen in 1859.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
hair hygrometer
date made
1859
maker
Lambrecht, Wilhelm
Measurements
overall: 1 in x 5 in; 2.54 cm x 12.7 cm
place made
Deutschland: Niedersachsen, Göttingen
ID Number
PH*314527
catalog number
314527
accession number
204612
subject
Measuring & Mapping
U.S. Weather Bureau
Thermometers and Hygrometers
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Thermometers and Hygrometers
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
U.S. Weather Bureau

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