A Soviet era Russian anemometer, four cup model with black painted metal and its original padded box. Dated 1962. This device calculates wind speed. Bottom of anemometer has a screw for placing on a post or weather station. Reads "Anemometer Ruchnoi" on the top, or "handheld/portable anemometer." "Gost" (standard) number 6376-52, and has handwritten inventory number 11561. Black cloth covered box with cloth covered foam interior.
The word anemometer comes from the Greek word for wind "anemos." The four cup model was invented in 1845, but a more efficient three cup design was created in 1926. It is interesting to see the less efficient model used in the 1960s.
Cloth covered box is slightly frayed at the hinge. Some paint chipping on the anemometer itself. We cannot attest to the accuracy of this anemometer, but the cups still turn easily in the wind and the glass and the three dials on the face are in tact.
Measures 8 x 3 1/4 x 3 3/4 and weighs 16 oz.