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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.
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Green, Henry J.
Green, Henry J.
A. Hahl & Co.
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United States: New York, Brooklyn
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
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