An astronomer named Andronicus invented the first wind vane system in 48 B.C.
When was the Wind Vane invented?
When was the patent granted?
Patent was granted to William Cubitt on May 9, 1807 to Wind Vane.
Who was the patent granted to on the Wind Vane?
What are Wind Vanes?
Wind Vane is also known as anemometer and weather vanes. The word anemometer is derived from the Greek word anemos, which means wind.
Wind vanes were invented in ancient times and it depicted the Greek god Triton and appears like a figure with man’s head and tail of a fish.
It is estimated that wind vanes are eight feet long and they must be placed on the highest point in the area and still be easily visible from ground level.
There was a national weather service in US established in 1870 used to information regarding the weather observations.
The wind vane system is a device used to measure wind speed and operated only when the wind blows from a particular direction.
Determining the direction of wind daily was important for farmers because wind and weather are major concerns for farming.
A wind vane has a pointer that freely rotates on the top of a fixed vertical rod. The pointer was designed in such a way to swing easily and it points to the direction from which the wind was actually blowing.
Some wind vanes also had the fixed directional letters, N, S, E and W, which shows the scope positions North, South, East or West.
From these four points, a viewer could easily determine the direction of the wind by watching where the wind vane’s pointer shows in relation to them.