Sling Psychrometer

DLSPH Collection · Public Health

Accession Number: 2016.phlt.1.98


An instrument consisting of a black rectangular wooden frame with a wooden handle attached at one end. The handle is attached in such away that the frame may rotate around its circumference.

Within the frame are mounted two mercury thermometers, one of which is linked to a third glass chamber with a cloth wick.

Primary Materials: Wood, Glass, Metal

Dimensions (cm): ***


The sling psychrometer is used to measure relative humidity.


Good. The instrument is intact but worn. The base of the wooden handle appears to have been crudely carved away in order to reduce its diameter.

Manufacturer: Unknown