- Daniel C. Draper (1841-1931) studied at New York University (receiving a PhD in 1880), apprenticed with the Novelty Iron Works, and served for many years as Director of the New York Meteorological Observatory in Central Park. In the 1880s he established the Draper Manufacturing Co., to produce registering meteorological instruments based on his designs.
- Ref: Daniel Draper, “Recording Thermometer,” U.S. Patent 369,170 (1887), assigned to the Draper Manufacturing Co.
- Daniel Draper, “Recording-Thermometer,” U.S. Patent 369,171 (1887), assigned to the Draper Manufacturing Co.
- “Dr. Daniel Draper’s Contributions to Meteorology,” Scientific American 42 (Jan. 3, 1880): 2-3.
- “Dr. Daniel Draper, Weather Man, Dead,” New York Times (Dec. 22, 1931), p. 28.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Thermometer, Recording
- Draper Manufacturing Co.
- place made
- United States: New York, New York
- overall: 20 3/4 in x 14 in x 4 3/4 in; 52.705 cm x 35.56 cm x 12.065 cm
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- Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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