Marvin Water Stage Register

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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).
Currently not on view
overall: 4 in x 12 1/2 in; x 10.16 cm x 31.75 cm
overall: 4 1/4 in x 12 3/4 in; 10.795 cm x 32.385 cm
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U.S. Weather Bureau
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National Museum of American History