image ms_166_27
Image number: RS.11502
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Thermograph shed, Eskdalemuir Observatory

Date

ca.1910

Creator

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

Object type

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Material

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Dimensions

height (print): 192mm
width (print): 142mm
height (paper support): 253mm
width (paper support): 203mm

Subject

Content object

Description

Exterior view captioned ‘Thermograph shed’. A raised wooden shed with the instruments visible through its open door. These are photographically recording wet and dry bulb thermographs.

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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