Hayes Water Stage Indicator

Description
Montrose W. Hayes joined the U.S. Weather Bureau in 1892, and became Chief of the River and Floods Division in 1929. He developed this instrument in the early 1920s, while working in St. Louis. It is the prototype of the wire weight. The Weather Bureau transferred it to the Smithsonian in 1954.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
water stage indicator
ID Number
PH*314543
accession number
204612
catalog number
314543
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Measuring & Mapping
Water Currents
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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