Marvin kite meteorograph, 1898.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Marvin kite meteorograph, 1898.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


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 presure 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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