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Image number: RS.11505
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Geomagnetic instruments




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

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height (print): 152mm
width (print): 203mm
height (paper support): 202mm
width (paper support): 253mm


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Interior view of Eskdalemuir Observatory’s observation hut showing a Kew pattern dip circle (left) [by the Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company?] and a Kew pattern unifilar magnetometer (right), both on pedestals. Captioned ‘Interior of Observation Hut. Dip Circle. Magnetometer’.

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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