January 27, 2009

Curious Apparatus

Filed under: Downtown — lessie @ 7:01 pm

IMG_0202 by you.

Check it out. There’s probably a very simple explanation for what this spinning thing does…but I surely don’t know. It sticks out from the Anderson City Municipal Building over the front sidewalk. The three black cups at the top turn continuously. I found it rather intriguing. Anybody know what it is?


  1. It’s an instrument for measuring wind speed. There’s probably a mini weather station in the building:

    Comment by Jonathan Wight — January 27, 2009 @ 8:27 pm

  2. I could be wrong, but it looks like an anemometer.

    Comment by Bruce — January 27, 2009 @ 8:30 pm

  3. Bruce, You are correct sir! It measures wind speed Lessie. Keep up the great work! How do I become a guest photographer?

    Comment by Pirate — January 28, 2009 @ 12:37 am

  4. The device is there to determine how windy it is outside. If it’s too windy, the fountains will be shut off so the water won’t spray out everywhere on the sidewalk.

    Comment by candice — January 31, 2009 @ 4:02 pm

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