Marvin Water Stage Register (Transmitter)

Description
This is the transmitter for an instrument that was introduced in 1904 by Charles F. Marvin, a physicist who joined the federal weather service in the early 1880s, and rose to become Chief of the Weather Bureau. That organization transferred it to the Smithsonian in 1954, noting that it had been used at Columbus, Ohio. The clock movement is marked “SETH THOMAS.”
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
transmitter
maker
Seth Thomas Clock Co.
Measurements
overall: 10 in x 7 in x 6 3/16 in; 25.4 cm x 17.78 cm x 15.748 cm
ID Number
PH*314524
accession number
204612
catalog number
314524
subject
Measuring & Mapping
Water Currents
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Water Currents
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
U.S. Weather Bureau

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