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Balloon-Borne Radiosonde Meteorological Instrument, by VIZ Manufacturing Company, Philadelphia, c. 1976

Inventory Number: 75711
Object Type:
Accession Number: 1976-32
Brief Description: Radiosonde. White rectangular Styrofoam box with cream plastic structure on top that has a plastic armature extending off of the back. The armature has two wires, one green, one blue, which attached to small metal components. There is also a white nylon cord with a plastic ring attached. Embossed writing on front of Styrofoam reads: "VIZ". The front of the Styrofoam portion opens with a removable lid revealing a rectangular compartment filled with green plastic circuit board and a mechanism. The green circuit board is connect to another brownish circuit board with three wires (red, black, brown). One off-white wire protruding from the left side of the bottom. Three label stickers on the back of the Styrofoam, one sticker in the Styrofoam lid. Piece of masking tape wrapped around the Styrofoam part.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Found on the roof of the Museum.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Plastic
Metal
Paper
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
345 148 265 mm

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