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Anemometer, Airspeed

Object ID
M972.16.1 a-e
Tools and Equipment for Science and Technology, Meteorological T&E, Gauge, wind, Anemometer
Date Made
circa 1915
iron; glass; wood; rubber; brass
Place Made
Brooklyn, New York, USA

a) Vertically mounted circular gauge on wooden base; base 22.5 cm square; overall height 19 cm; gauge diameter 11 cm. Gauge set in semicircular wood frame glued to base. Pitot tubes of brass run from front to back of base at height of gauge, bend down to the base and then again across the back of the base, where they are welded to a plate which screws to the base. These tubes connect via two rubber hoses to fittings coming in from the centre and perimeter of the back of the gauge. The gauge face is black, worked from 30 to 160 m.p.h. by 2 m.p.h. increments. Labeled "AIR SPEED/MILES PER HOUR/THE SPERRY GYROSCOPE CO./BROOKLYN NEW YORK/ MARK II MOD. 0/3 2". Square black plate on base in front of gauge informs "SPERRY/AIR SPEED INDICATOR/operates from a pitot/tube showing accurately/the speed through the air/Manufactured by/the Sperry Gyroscope C./Brooklyn New York". "S" and "D" inscribed on back of gauge. In ink on bottom of base "Used by Roald Amundsen/on the Maud in Arctic/Exploration./Given to the University /of BC by the Hudson Bay Co./when the ship was refitted./Arrangements made by Dr. E. M. Burwash./Circa 1925."

b) Envelope containing "A Biographical Sketch of H. V. Sverdrup"

c) Red rubber hose 14 cm.

d) Red rubber hose 7 cm.

e) Red rubber hose 10 cm.

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created by: Sperry Gyroscope Co