Carl Gotfrid Fineman (1858-1937), a Swedish meteorologist, designed the nephoscope for observing the altitude, direction and velocity of clouds. The U.S. Weather Bureau transferred this unsigned example to the Smithsonian in 1904.

Ref: C. G. Fineman, in Zeitsch. fűr Instrum. 6 (1886): 206-208.

William E. K. Middleton, Catalog of Meteorological Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology (Washington, D.C., 1969), pp. 94-95.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.316153Catalog Number: 316153Accession Number: 224002

Object Name: nephoscope

Measurements: overall: 2 3/4 in x 10 in; 6.985 cm x 25.4 cm


Record Id: nmah_1167654

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