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Green Psychrometer

Green Psychrometer

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Description
Here, a wooden box with a split lid opens to reveal two mercury-in-glass thermometers, each on its own metal plate. The plate holding the wet bulb thermometer is marked "H.J. GREEN B'KLYN, N.Y." and "No. 4137 U.S. WEATHER BUREAU." The plate holding the dry bulb thermometer (the bulb is broken) is marked " H.J. GREEN B'KLYN, N.Y." and "No. 4135 U.S. WEATHER BUREAU." On the base of the box is a paper card that reads "DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WEATHER BUREAU Correction Ca...ercurial Thermometer."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
psychrometer
maker
H. J. Green
place made
United States: New York, Brooklyn
Measurements
overall: 9 in; 22.86 cm
overall in box: 1 1/16 in x 2 5/16 in x 10 3/4 in; 2.69875 cm x 5.87375 cm x 27.305 cm
ID Number
PH.317477
accession number
230396
catalog number
317477
Credit Line
U.S. Weather Bureau
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