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Image number: RS.11507
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Magnetometer house, Eskdalemuir Observatory

Date

ca.1910

Creator

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

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Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 142mm
width (print): 198mm
height (paper support): 202mm
width (paper support): 253mm

Subject

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Description

Landscape showing Eskdalemuir Observatory’s facility for recording and direct observation magnetometers. Captioned ‘Underground Constant-Temperature House for Magnetographs’.

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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