Marvin Water Stage Register

Description
This instrument is marked “U.S. WEATHER BUREAU / RIVER STATION INDICATOR No. 11 / SCHNEIDER BROS. N.Y.” It was introduced by Charles F. Marvin, a physicist who joined the federal weather service in the early 1880s, and rose to become Chief of the U.S. Weather Bureau. That organization transferred it to the Smithsonian in 1954.
Ref: Roy Norton Covert, Instructions for the Installation and Maintenance of Marvin Water-Stage Registers (Washington, D.C., 1921).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
water stage register
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 12 1/2 in; x 10.16 cm x 31.75 cm
ID Number
PH*314523
accession number
204612
catalog number
314523
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Water Currents
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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