Museo Galileo
Virtual Museum
    • Setting:
      Room XIV
    • Maker:
    • Date:
      18th cent.
    • Materials:
      wood, brass
    • Dimensions:
      height 862 mm, base width 335 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Anemoscope (Inv. 848)

The anemoscope is connected to the wooden support, which carries an octagonal dial with a windrose. A brass rod pivots vertically behind the dial. The rod carries a windvane at the top and a ring gear at the bottom. The gear moves a mechanism connected to the pointer pivoting at the center of the dial. The movements of the wind vane are therefore reproduced by the pointer on the windrose.