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.
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- aluminium, brass (copper, zinc alloy), complete, mica, paper (fibre product), plastic (unidentified), steel and steel (metal)
- furnishing and equipment
- measuring device - instrument
- Meteorological Office
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