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anemometer

anemometer

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Description
This three cup Robinson anemometer was used at the Lick Observatory. The inscriptions on the anemometer read "Henry J. Green / Scientific Instruments / Brooklyn, N.Y. U.S.A." and "365." The "Hahl & Co. Balto. Md." inscription on the recording drum refers to August Hahl, a German immigrant who arrived in the United States in 1870, settled in Washington, D.C., and moved to Baltimore in 1874.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Anemometer with Recording Drum
Associated Name
Green, Henry J.
maker
Green, Henry J.
A. Hahl & Co.
place made
United States: New York, Brooklyn
Measurements
overall: 41.5 cm x 40 cm x 36 cm; 16 11/32 in x 15 3/4 in x 14 3/16 in
overall; vane assembly: 16 1/2 in x 14 in x 16 in; 41.91 cm x 35.56 cm x 40.64 cm
overall; electromagnet on base: 7 3/8 in x 14 1/8 in x 10 in; 18.7325 cm x 35.8775 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
PH.316943
catalog number
316943
accession number
229396
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