Moore Water Current Meter

Description
Benjamin Theophilus Moore, a British mathematician and engineer who conducted hydraulic experiments on the Nile in 1873, submitted this model of a water current meter to the U.S. Patent Office in 1875.
Ref: Benjamin T. Moore, “Improvement in Ships’ Logs,” U.S. Patent 169,024 (1875).
Benjamin T. Moore, On a Current Meter, a Deep-Sea Current Indicator, and an Improved Ship’s Log (London 1876).
Arthur H. Frazier, Water Current Meters in the Smithsonian Collections of the National Museum of History and Technology (Washington, D.C., 1974), p. 68.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
water current meter
date made
1875
Measurements
overall: 9 1/2 in x 6 1/4 in x 20 in; 24.13 cm x 15.875 cm x 50.8 cm
ID Number
PH*308551
accession number
89797
catalog number
308551
patent number
169,024
subject
Measuring & Mapping
Patent Models
Water Currents
See more items in
Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Water Currents
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Selected comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about the history, rarity, or value of your personal artifacts.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.