Rain Gauge (replica)

Rain Gauge (replica)

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Description
Soon after becoming the founding Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Joseph Henry organized a program to gather and disseminate information about weather across the country and recommended standard instruments for that purpose. This is a modern replica of a Smithsonian standard rain gauge It is.5.25 inches diameter, and 14.5 inches high.
Ref: Tenth Annual Report of the Regents of the Smithsonian Institution for 1855 (Washington, D.C., 1856), p. 229.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
rain gauge (replica)
Measurements
overall: 14 1/2 in x 5 1/4 in; 36.83 cm x 13.335 cm
ID Number
PH.315898
accession number
222391
catalog number
315898
accession number
222391
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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