Rain Gauge Register

Rain Gauge Register

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Julien P. Friez (1850-1916) was born in France, moved to the U.S. around 1868, opened a machine shop in Baltimore in 1890 and specialized in meteorological instruments. The firm became Julien P. Friez & Son in 1913, and Julien P. Friez & Sons in 1914. A brass plate on the ornate base of this instrument reads “U. S. WEATHER BUREAU / RAIN GAUGE REGISTER / NO. 10 / MADE BY / JULIAN P. FRIEZ / BALTIMORE, MD.”
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Object Name
rain gauge register
date made
ca. 1900
Friez, Julien P.
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
overall: 10 1/2 in x 9 in x 7 in; 26.67 cm x 22.86 cm x 17.78 cm
overall: 8 1/4 in x 11 in x 12 3/4 in; 20.955 cm x 27.94 cm x 32.385 cm
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accession number
Credit Line
U. S. Weather Bureau
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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