Meteorograph, 1886-1903

Made:
1886-1903 in Paris and Paris and
designer:
Richard Frères
and
Richard Frères
and

Richard Freres type meteorograph (portable weatherstation) by Richard Frères, Paris, France, 1886-1903

In order to discover the behaviour of the atmosphere at height, scientists developed lightweight equipment which they attached to kites or balloons. Richard Freres was one of the top three makers of the period. This example measured humidity with a hair hygrometer, temperature using a bimetallic strip and pressure using an aneroid capsule.

Details

Category:
Meteorology
Object Number:
1920-663
Materials:
aluminium, complete, hair, iron, mica, paper, plastic (unidentified)
Measurements:
Dimensions entered: 280 mm x 220 cm x 105 mm, 1.49kg
type:
meteorograph
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
Cave, C.J.P.
status:
Permanent collection

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