Morrill Wyman "Airmeter," 1867-1903

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Title

Morrill Wyman "Airmeter," 1867-1903

Alternative Title

Anemometer used by Morrill Wyman

Subject

Anemometer
Wyman, Morrill (1812-1903)
Cambridge Hospital (Cambridge, Mass.)
Miasma
Scientific instruments

Description

Wooden handled brass "airmeter" (anemometer). Airmeter is in metal case around fan section. Airmeter has open metal circle affixed to wooden handle. Metal circle has two diameter-long metal poles with small metal and paper fan (four pieces) inside. Round piece of paper sits in case describing airmeter.

Abstract

Four blade fan with wooden handle set in metal housing. Device has handwritten label that reads "Dr. Morrill Wyman./ Airmeter. Made. for Cambridge Cambridge Hospital."

Creator

Wyman, Morrill (1812-1903)

Date Created

1867-1903

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Referenced By

Susan Karcz, "Backstory." Harvard Medicine, Winter 2015, Volume 88, Number 1
“Backstory,” Harvard Medicine, accessed February 10, 2015, http://hms.harvard.edu/harvard-medicine/assembled-care/backstory.

Format

model

Extent

7.5 W x 20 D x 3 H cm

Medium

Scientific Instruments

Type

physical object

Identifier

Warren Anatomical Museum number 20155

Provenance

This "airmeter" was created between 1867 and 1903 by physician Morrill Wyman for use at Cambridge Hospital (now Mt. Aubrun Hospital). It was owned by James Cotter, who kept it in his personal collection. In 2008 Mrs. James Holland Cotter donated this anemometer and other medical instruments and paraphernalia to the Warren Anatomical Museum.

Files

20155_v2.jpg

Citation

Wyman, Morrill (1812-1903), “Morrill Wyman "Airmeter," 1867-1903,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed February 22, 2020, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/13678.

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