Marvin type kite meteorograph, by Schneider Brothers, USA, 1898

Made:
1898 in Jersey City
maker:
Schneider Brothers Instrument Company

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Marvin type kite meteorograph, by Schneider Brothers Instrument Company, Jersey City, United States, 1898

In order to investigate the upper air, scientists devised small lightweight instruments which they flew below kites or balloons. This example designed by C Marvin of New Jersey for use with a kite, measured temperature, humidity, air pressure and wind velocity. General view of pens and recording chart. Made by the Schneider Brothers Instrument Company of New Jersey, USA.

Details

Category:
Meteorology
Object Number:
1922-7
Materials:
aluminium, brass (copper, zinc alloy), complete, mica, paper (fibre product), plastic (unidentified), steel and steel (metal)
type:
meteorograph
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
Meteorological Office