Hygrometer

Description
This is a modern replica of the oat-beard hygrometer that was designed by the English natural philosopher Robert Hooke and illustrated in his Micrographia (London, 1665). It is marked "Eichner Fecit MCMLIX"
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
hygrometer
maker
Eichner, Laurits Christian
Measurements
overall: 2 in x 4 in x 4 in; 5.08 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
PH*316858
accession number
228484
catalog number
316858
subject
Measuring & Mapping
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

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