Accession No

1554


Brief Description

Robinson four-cup anemometer, owned by Reverand T. R. Robinson, by Casella, English, second half 19th century


Origin

England; London


Maker

Casella


Class

meteorology


Earliest Date

Jan. 1, 1850


Latest Date

Dec. 31, 1882


Inscription Date


Material

metal (copper); glass


Dimensions

height 339mm; breadth 145mm; depth 160mm


Special Collection


Provenance

Transferred from the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge. Owned by Reverend T. R. Robinson.


Inscription

‘CASELLA LONDON 4’


Description Notes

4 hemispherical copper cups on horizontal arms attached to a vertical shaft. (Hinged to fold down when not in use). Mounted on glazed box; shaft.


References

Boris Jardine; 'Amici microscopes and Thomas Romney Robinson'; Explore Whipple Collections online article; Whipple Museum of the History of Science; University of Cambridge; 2006: https://www.whipplemuseum.cam.ac.uk/explore-whipple-collections/microscopes/amici-microscopes-and-thomas-romney-robinson


Events


FM:43438

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