Lambrecht's Hygrometer

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
hair hygrometer
date made
Lambrecht, Wilhelm
overall: 1 in x 5 in; 2.54 cm x 12.7 cm
place made
Deutschland: Niedersachsen, Göttingen
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
U.S. Weather Bureau
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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
Credit Line
U.S. Weather Bureau

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