Four-cup anemometer, 1846.
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Four-cup anemometer, 1846.

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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 the firm of 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.

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