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Image number: RS.11508
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Magnetographs

Date

ca.1910

Creator

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

Object type

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Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 99mm
width (print): 147mm
height (paper support): 202mm
width (paper support): 253mm

Subject

Content object

Description

Interior of the Magnetometer House at Eskdalemuir Observatory showing instruments used to register variations in the Earth’s magnetic field. Captioned ‘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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