Anemometer

Anemometer

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Description
This type of cup anemometer was introduced in 1846 by John Thomas Romney Robinson (1792-1882), a physicist who served for many years as director of the Armagh Astronomical Observatory in Northern Ireland. The form was soon widely used around the world. This example registers the wind movement in miles and tenths of miles per hour. The inscription reads "USWB 1580-S."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
anemometer
Measurements
overall: 41 cm x 46 cm; 16 1/8 in x 18 1/8 in
overall: 16 in x 18 in; 40.64 cm x 45.72 cm
ID Number
PH.314535
accession number
204612
catalog number
314535
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National Museum of American History
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