Draper Thermograph

Draper Thermograph

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Daniel C. Draper (1841-1931) studied at New York University (with 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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Thermometer, Recording
maker
Draper Manufacturing Co.
place made
United States: New York, New York
Measurements
overall: 20 3/4 in x 14 in x 4 3/4 in; 52.705 cm x 35.56 cm x 12.065 cm
ID Number
PH.333978
catalog number
333978
accession number
304826
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National Museum of American History
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