Hair Hygrometer (replica)

Hair Hygrometer (replica)

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Description
This is a replica of the second model of the hair hygrometer devised by Horace Benedict de Saussure (1740-1799).
Ref: Horace Bénédict de Saussure, Essais sur l’Hygrometrie (Neufchatel, 1783).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Hygrometer
hygrometer (replica)
date made
before 1954
Measurements
overall: 3 1/4 in x 16 1/4 in x 6 5/8 in; 8.255 cm x 41.275 cm x 16.8275 cm
ID Number
PH.314542
catalog number
314542
accession number
204612
Credit Line
U.S. Weather Bureau
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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