image ms_166_18
Image number: RS.11499
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Electrometers

Date

ca.1910

Creator

Albert Edgar Gendle (1886-1923, British), Meteorologist

Object type

Archive reference number

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 108mm
width (print): 83mm
height (paper support): 253mm
width (paper support): 202mm

Subject

Content object

Description

Landscape showing an instrument for measuring the ionisation of the air, its box and a notebook on a bench. Captioned ‘Ebert’s Apparatus set up for experiment’.

Eskdalemuir Observatory was constructed in 1904 to make geomagnetic and other observations. It was sufficiently remote (located near Eskdalemuir, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) to be free from electrical interference. Many of the instruments had originally been located at Kew Observatory

Albert Edgar Gendle (1886-1923) was Clerk Assistant to the Eskdalemuir Observatory until 1913, having worked as a boy at Kew Observatory. He then joined the Meteorological Office before becoming a lieutenant in the Royal Air Force in 1919. He was killed near Baghdad, Iraq, in 1923.

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