Herschel type actinometer, 1849-1851

Made:
1849-1851 in London
maker:
John Frederick William Herschel
and
Henry Barrow and Company

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Herschel type actinometer with spanner by Henry Barrow & Co., London, 1849-51. Used by Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker in the Himalayas.

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Category:
Meteorology
Object Number:
1890-54
Materials:
alcohol, brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass and mahogany (wood)
type:
actinometer radiation measurement and actinometer
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
Thiselton-Dyer, W.J.

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