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Image number: RS.11510
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Rain gauge




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

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height (print): 68mm
width (print): 98mm
height (paper support): 253mm
width (paper support): 220mm


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Landscape showing the position of the self-recording rain gauge used at Eskdalemuir Observatory, with the main building in the background and the junior assistants’ house to the left as viewed. Captioned ‘Rain Gauge (Showing Turf Dyke for Wind Protection)’.

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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