1940's Lafayette Wind Velocity Indicator
How it was Discovered
In a suburb of North Dallas, a chance discovery led to the acquisition of the Lafayette Wind Velocity Indicator. Obtained from the owner of a historic home, the exact instrument's origins were unknown. When inquired about its history, the response was simply that it had been in the house for as long as anyone could remember.
Wind velocity indicators, also known as anemometers, hold great significance in scientific and historical contexts. These devices have been instrumental in measuring wind speed, aiding meteorological studies, and guiding various industries throughout history. From maritime navigation to aviation, agriculture to weather forecasting, wind velocity indicators have played a pivotal role in understanding and harnessing the power of the wind. Their evolution and enduring relevance have fascinated enthusiasts and historians alike.
Among the myriad of wind velocity indicators, the Lafayette Wind Velocity Indicator model stands out as a rare item. Believed to date back to the 1940s, this particular model is highly sought after due to its scarcity and historical value.
Past Sales History
Extensive research reveals that this Lafayette model has only been seen one other time for sale online during the 21st century. At an auction in 2012 through Hudson Valley Auctioneers in New York anon-functionalversion of the Lafayette Wind Velocity Indicator sold for the price of $200.00, plus a 19% buyer's premium. Since then no other sales history has been found and the acquisition of this meter by Goodson Gallery surpasses expectations, as it not only boasts exceptional working condition but also comes with its original stand—a true testament to its authenticity and rarity.
Steeped in nostalgia and crafted with attention to detail, the Lafayette Wind Velocity Indicator epitomizes the charm of vintage scientific instruments. Its presence evokes a sense of wonder and transports enthusiasts back to an era when craftsmanship and functionality went hand in hand. Owning this exquisite piece allows one to relish the beauty of a bygone time while marveling at the remarkable engineering that made wind measurement possible.