Lambrecht's Polymeter

Lambrecht's Polymeter

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This multi-purpose meteorological instrument consists of a mercury thermometer for temperature and a hair hygrometer for humidity. The inscription on the face 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."
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Object Name
date made
late nineteenth century
Lambrecht, Wilhelm
place made
Germany: Lower Saxony, Göttingen
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
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accession number
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Credit Line
John William Christopher Draper and James Christopher Draper
Science & Scientific Instruments
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National Museum of American History
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