This is particularly rare Robinson 4-cup anemometer made by J. Hicks, Hatton Garden, London, circa 1910. As with most outdoor weather instruments only an exceptional few have survived over a hundred years and often only found in museums. This example has some minor distortion to the cups and scratches (which would be easily rectified) suggesting it has only had occasional use. The enamelled dial is crisp and clear behind the glass front and the movement is in working condition. There is nominal 17.4mm diameter threaded hole at the base for fitting to an external post.
See extracts from J. H. Steward's and Casella's trade catalogues from 1910 & 1913 describing this instrument in full.
355mm high x 355mm wide overall. Dial unit 100mm wide x 50mm deep x 112mm high.
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