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This anemometer was designed by Robert Mann Lowne, an Englishman who termed himself a manufacturer of air meters, many of which were used to measured air flow in such places as hospitals, mines and public buildings. The dial of this example reads “L. CASELLA / MAKER TO THE ADMIRALTY & ORDINANCE / LONDON / AIR METER / No. 742.” A paper label in the lid of the wooden case—which reads, in part, “INTERNATIONAL INVENTIONS EXHIBITION AWARDED SILVER MEDAL”—refers to an exhibition held at South Kensington, in 1885.
Ref: Susan J. Hayton, “Robert Mann Lowne, 1844-1929,” Transactions of the Newcomen Society 76 (2006): 23-50.
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United Kingdom: England, London
overall: 8.5 cm x 7 cm x 8 cm; 3 11/32 in x 2 3/4 in x 3 5/32 in
overall: 3 5/8 in x 4 1/8 in x 3 3/4 in; 9.2075 cm x 10.4775 cm x 9.525 cm
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