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Water Current Meter

Water Current Meter

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Albert Ott was a precision instrument maker in Bavaria who began in business in 1880, and was later joined by his sons, Herman and Ludwig. Over the years, the firm collaborated with many distinguished European hydraulic engineers.
A tag on the lid of this water current meter reads “A. OTT Kempten-Allgau." A plate on the front is marked "To our hydrometrical collaborator Professor STEPONAS KOLUPAILA in gratitude for valuable scientific work A. OTT, MATH. MECH. INSTITUT KEMPTEN / BAVARIA." A plate on the inside of the lid reads "Herrn Professor S. Kolupaila in Dankbarkeit gewidmet von der Firma A. OTT in Kempten Bayern Juli 1946."
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current meter
OTT current meter
overall; cylindrical case: 23 7/8 in x 5 1/2 in x 3 in; 60.6425 cm x 13.97 cm x 7.62 cm
overall; rectangular case: 12 in x 22 3/4 in x 6 3/8 in; 30.48 cm x 57.785 cm x 16.1925 cm
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