J. & H. J. Green Minimum Thermometer

Description
This Rutherford-type alcohol-in-glass thermometer is mounted on a flat metal plate marked "H. J. GREEN N.Y." and "No. 2352" and "SIGNAL SERVICE U.S. ARMY." A white porcelain strip on the plate is graduated every 5 degrees Fahrenheit from 65 to 115. The stem is marked "U.S. 2352" and graduated (but not numbered) every degree. The whole is enclosed in an outer glass tube. It dates from the period 1885-1890 when Henry J. Green was working in New York.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1885-1890
maker
H. J. Green
place made
United States: New York, New York
Measurements
overall: 9 1/2 in; 24.13 cm
overall: 9 7/16 in x 1 in x 5/16 in; 23.97125 cm x 2.54 cm x .79375 cm
ID Number
PH.314555
catalog number
314555
accession number
204612
Credit Line
U.S. Weather Bureau
subject
U.S. Weather Bureau
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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