Anemometer

Anemometer

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Description
The inscription on the dial of this anemometer reads “KEUFFEL & ESSER / NEW YORK.” The paper label in the lid indicates that this is s/n 5967. K&E termed this a Biram anemometer, thus acknowledging Benjamin Biram (1804-1857), the Englishman who invented the form in 1844.
Ref: Keuffel & Esser, Catalogue of Drawing Materials, Surveying Instruments, Measuring Tapes (New York, 1921), p. 382.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
anemometer
maker
Keuffel & Esser Co.
Measurements
overall in case: 2 7/8 in x 6 7/8 in x 7 1/8 in; 7.3025 cm x 17.4625 cm x 18.0975 cm
ID Number
PH.317274
catalog number
317274
accession number
229279
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National Museum of American History
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