Ombroscope

Description:

Sterling Price Ferguson, an employee of the Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory in Massachusetts, described a new instrument for determining the time and duration of rain in 1905. The U.S. Weather Bureau transferred this example to the Smithsonian in 1959.

Ref: S. P. Ferguson, “Two New Meteorological Instruments: The Automatic Polar Starlight Recorder; The Ombroscope,” Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 31 (1905): 309-316.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.316817Catalog Number: 316817Accession Number: 228768

Object Name: ombroscope

Measurements: overall: 10 in x 20 3/4 in x 11 1/4 in; 25.4 cm x 52.705 cm x 28.575 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-7704-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1167506

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