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Lambrecht's Polymeter

Lambrecht's Polymeter

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Description
Lambrecht’s Polymeter is a multi-purpose meteorological instrument consisting of a mercury thermometer for temperature and a hair hygrometer for humidity. The inscription on the face of this example reads "LAMBRECHT'S POLYMETER" Wilhelm Lambrecht, a mechanical, optical and meteorological instrument maker in Göttingen, designed this type of hair hygrometer around 1880. The firm remains in business, advertising as "The Weather Specialists Since 1859."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
polymeter
date made
late nineteenth century
maker
Lambrecht, Wilhelm
place made
Germany: Lower Saxony, Göttingen
Measurements
overall: 9 3/4 in; 24.765 cm
overall: 9 3/4 in x 3 1/8 in x 1 in; 24.765 cm x 7.9375 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
PH.333981
accession number
304826
catalog number
333981
Credit Line
John William Christopher Draper and James Christopher Draper
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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