Anemometer

Anemometer

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Description
The U.S. Weather Bureau transferred this 4-cup Robinson-type anemometer to the Smithsonian in 1904. The inscription on the dial reads “U.S. WEATHER BUREAU / No. 295 / JULIEN P. FRIEZ, BALTO. MD.” Julien P. Friez (1850-1916) was born in France, emigrated to the U.S. around 1868, opened a machine shop in Baltimore in 1890, and specialized in meteorological instruments.
Ref: Julien P. Friez, Illustrated Catalogue of Meteorological Instruments and Apparatus (Baltimore, 1893). pp. 8-9.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
anemometer
maker
Friez, Julien P.
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Measurements
overall: 18 1/8 in x 17 5/8 in; 46.0375 cm x 44.7675 cm
ID Number
PH.230001
catalog number
230001
accession number
42625
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National Museum of American History
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