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Wind Vane Anemometer

Wind Vane / Anemometer

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Description
This replica represents an instrument for measuring the direction and strength of the wind that was devised by Robert Hooke in London, in the 1660s.
Ref: George Rooke, Instructions for Sea-men (London, 1666), with appendix by Robert Hooke.
Alexander Bryson, “Exposition of the Mechanical Inventions of Dr. Robert Hooke,” The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal 4 (1856): 12-26.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Wind Vane / Anemometer
maker
Eichner, Laurits Christian
Measurements
overall: 20 in x 5 1/2 in; 50.8 cm x 13.97 cm
ID Number
PH.318489
accession number
234836
catalog number
318489
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National Museum of American History
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