Four-cup anemometer, 1846

Made:
1846 in London
maker:
Thomas Romney Robinson
and
Thomas Romney Robinson
and
designer:
Benjamin Biram
,
James Lind
and
James Lind
and
supplier:
F Darton and Company

Three items: Lind anemometer, 1775; Biram anemometer, 1846; Robinson cup anemometer, 1843.

Many forms of anemometer have been devised to measure wind force but the four-cup pattern produced in 1846 by Robinson remained in use for longer than most. This example was made by F Darton and Company. It is graduated in miles and tenths of a mile to five hundred miles. Smaller versions are used today for hand-held instruments.

Details

Category:
Meteorology
Object Number:
1876-850
Materials:
brass, metal
Measurements:
Dimensions entered
type:
anemometer
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
F. Darton & Co. Ltd.
status:
Loan

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