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
date made
1859
maker
Lambrecht, Wilhelm
place made
Deutschland: Niedersachsen, Göttingen
Measurements
overall: 1 in x 5 in; 2.54 cm x 12.7 cm
overall: 1 3/4 in x 5 3/8 in; 4.445 cm x 13.6525 cm
ID Number
PH.314527
catalog number
314527
accession number
204612
Credit Line
U.S. Weather Bureau
subject
U.S. Weather Bureau
See more items in
Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Measuring & Mapping
Thermometers and Hygrometers
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

Add a comment about this object