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I just found this in the closet of my old bedroom at my Mom's house.

My grandfather gave this to me when I was about 9 or 10 years old. It was given to him by an old professor friend of Jewish studies at Clark University.

It's a Cyclo Stormograph made by Taylor Instruments of NY. Brass components, in a mahogany case with beveled glass. I've contacted the company, and they told me it was built between 1908-1910. So that puts it over 100 years old!

 

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I just found this in the closet of my old bedroom at my Mom's house.

My grandfather gave this to me when I was about 9 or 10 years old. It was given to him by an old professor friend of Jewish studies at Clark University.

It's a Cyclo Stormometer made by Taylor Instruments of NY. Brass components, in a mahogany case with beveled glass. I've contacted the company, and they told me it was built between 1908-1910. So that puts it over 100 years old!

[img=

http://www.stripersonline.com/image/id/3029658/width/600/height/450]

[img=

http://www.stripersonline.com/image/id/3029660/width/600/height/450]

 

that's cool, my cousin got her masters at clark university,

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That is cool. Probably worth a few $$$ if you decide not to keep it, for whatever reason. :th:

-bd

 

This ones a keeper. I remembered my grandfather giving it to me, but couldn't recall what I did with it?:confused: I thought it might have been a victim of the early 70s college years (if you know what I mean):laugh: However, it survived, intact, and still in remarkable shape.

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This ones a keeper. I remembered my grandfather giving it to me, but couldn't recall what I did with it?:confused: I thought it might have been a victim of the early 70s college years (if you know what I mean):laugh: However, it survived, intact, and still in remarkable shape.

 

:hippie:

 

that is the coolest thing!

 

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Very very cool old instrument. What does it read, barometric pressure?

 

Yup, exactly. It's doesn't show in the photo, but there a small ink bottle behind the drum. I guess you place the ink on the scribe, the drum rotates, and the scribe measures the barometric pressure all the while inscribing it on the paper on the drum.

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When I was at Clark in the late 60s they still had a lot of cool stuff in the bowels of the old science building. Didn't appreciate it then, sure do now. Nice piece Bob, especially if it's still accurate.

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Yup, exactly. It's doesn't show in the photo, but there a small ink bottle behind the drum. I guess you place the ink on the scribe, the drum rotates, and the scribe measures the barometric pressure all the while inscribing it on the paper on the drum.

 

 

Gee, you should put some ink in that sucker and it could be your new guaranteed fish predictor!

 

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