SOMETIMES THINGS ARE STATED TO BE OUR OPINIONS & THUS, AS THEY ARE ONLY OPINION, THEY ARE NOT TO BE CONSIDERED A DEFACTO DESCRIPTION – i. MUSEUM QUALITY CIRCA 1895 CASED “IMPROVED NEPHOSCOPE” FOR METEOROLOGICAL CLOUD OBSERVATIONS, CALCULATIONS & STUDY. NO MAKER’S NAME. The mahogany stained wood cased “IMPROVED NEPHOSCOPE” on offer has no maker’s name present on it. An amazing early cased device likely used in weather stations, but perhaps also used for instructional purposes at universities and academies. According to the pamphlet accompanying the devise, the NEPHOSCOPE is used for general could observations, and the measurement thereof. Nephoscope is an instrument for measuring the altitude, direction. And velocity of clouds. There are several types of nephoscopes: 1. The comb nephoscope developed by Louis Besson; 2. The mirror nephoscope developed by Carl Gottfrid Fineman; 3. The grid nephoscope, a variation on the comb modified by the Norwegians. Also a type of nephoscope was invented by Mikhail Pomortsev in 1894 in Russia. The nephoscope is used as a grid to measure the clouds. It is also used. To find the movements of clouds. Also a type of NEPHOSCOPE was invented by Mikhail Pomortsev in 1894 in Russia. The NEPHOSCOPE we offer appears to be that of a “MIRROR NEPHOSCOPE” – as developed by. The mahogany colored wood case housing this NEPHOSCOPE on offer measures 6″ x 11″ x 11 in size and the IMPROVED NEPHOSCOPE itself measures approx. Around the perimeter and stands 11 1/2 when the indicator rod is positioned fully upright. Map for weather calculation and cloud activity is attached in case lid, with scattered water-staining. With a ruled and divided equitorial ring on perimeter of base with an outside diameter of approximately 10. Accompanied by a 12 page 6″ x 9 1/2″ printed. Pamphlet from 1896 by C. Martin – Professor of Meteorology, U. Weather Bureau, April 15, 1896 The case is in very good shape, however, the bottom paper liner has many punch holes in it from the pointed leveling feet of the device having rested on the paper. The weather / cloud map in the lid is in good shape as shown. The device itself is in very good shape, however, the original black glass has sustained some cracks over the years down the center, and some of the smaller stress cracks have been satisfactorily glued (as was found), but the main plate still has a main crack in it, dividing the glass plate into two pieces / sections as shown. Scattered paint loss in various areas of the cast iron base/ frame and other spats of wear here and there from general use. The inside lid and paper map has scattered water-staining as can be seen in the accompanying photos. The original indicator string is present, but separated at spots. The underside pulley system is fully intact and apparently is in working form. WITH TURNED BONE HANDLE USED TO ROTATE THE EQUITORIAL SCALE UNDER THE MAIN GLASS CLOUD OBSERVATION PLATE. WE DO NOT KNOW HOW THIS DEVICE WORKS OR ACTUALLY WHAT IT REALLY DOES, BUT IT IS CERTAINLY AN AMAZING LOOKING DEVICE. A TRUE PIECE OF EARLY AMERICAN INVENTIVENESS FOR THE UTILIZATION IN GLOBAL / EARTH RELATED WEATHER CALCULATION. A important meteorological device and major museum grade piece uncommon and rare in all regards. A S SHOWN ABOVE & BELOW. GHT TO SEND BY FEDERAL EXPRESS GROUND INSURED. FRANCE, UK, JAPAN, CHINA & CANADA and a few others only – at a. The item “CASED c1895 Flat Globe EARTH CLOUD Measurement NEPHOSCOPE ORRERY” is in sale since Friday, May 29, 2015. This item is in the category “Antiques\Science & Medicine (Pre-1930)\Scientific Instruments\Barometers”. The seller is “artsandsciences” and is located in Atlanta, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States.