Sigsbee Water Bottle

Description:

The Sigsbee water cup (or bottle) was an efficient instrument for collecting water samples. It was developed in the 1870s by Charles Dwight Sigsbee (1845-1923), a Navy oceanographer and hydrographer then assigned to the U.S. Coast Survey.

Ref: Charles D. Sigsbee, Deep-Sea Sounding and Dredging: A Description and Discussion of the Methods and Appliances Used on Board the U.S. Coast Survey Steamer, “Blake” (Washington, D.C., 1880), Chapter IV.

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Credit Line: Transfer from U. S. Geological Survey

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.252978Catalog Number: 252978Accession Number: 49676

Object Name: Sigsbee Water Bottle

Physical Description: brass, nickel plated (overall material)Measurements: overall: 44 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm; 17 5/16 in x 3 15/16 in x 3 15/16 inoverall: 3 3/4 in x 17 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in; 9.525 cm x 44.45 cm x 9.525 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-4af7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1185136

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