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Image number: RS.11515
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Prince Golitsyn’s seismograph

Date

ca.1910

Creator

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

Object type

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Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 90mm
width (print): 148mm
height (paper support): 253mm
width (paper support): 220mm

Subject

Content object

Description

Electromagnetic seismograph used at Eskdalemuir Observatory. The instrument was designed by Prince Boris Borisovitch Golitsyn (1862-1916). Captioned ‘Prince Galitzin’s Seismograph. Recording drum. Galvanometer. Boom & Magnets’.

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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