Fineman nephoscope, 1881-1890

Made:
1891-1890 in London
maker:
C. G. Fineman
and
F Barker and Son

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Mark I Fineman nephoscope, 1891-1890. Three quarter view. White background
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Mark I Fineman nephoscope, 1891-1890,

This was a portable instrument that could be used to measure the apparent speed of clouds, giving an insight into the state of the upper atmosphere. The pointer was lined up with the cloud so that the reflection of the cloud could be seen in the black glass surface. The carrying case doubled as a stand.

Details

Category:
Meteorology
Object Number:
1921-78
Materials:
brass, glass, pinewood
type:
nephoscopes
credit:
Meteorological Office
status:
Permanent collection

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