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The U.S. Signal Corps transferred this anemometer to the Smithsonian in 1923. One dial reads “MÈTRES / JULES RICHARD / CONSTRUCTEUR / PARIS.” The back reads “1968” and “BREVETÉ SGDG / RF / PARIS.”
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Object Name
Richard, Jules Nicholas
place made
France: Île-de-France, Département de Ville-de-Paris
overall: 2 7/16 in x 3 3/4 in x 9 1/8 in; 6.19125 cm x 9.525 cm x 23.1775 cm
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National Museum of American History
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There is a very striking similarity between this anemometer and the item used on the 1903 Wright Flyer. The main difference appears to be in details of the layout of the dials.

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