Fuess Thermometer

This unusual mercury-in-glass thermometer has a squiggle in the stem. The milk-white back of the tube carries a scale that extends from -2 to +2.5 degrees graduated in tenths. This is marked “CENTIGRADE” and “R. FUESS, BERLIN-STEGLITZ” and on the back “Vol. bis 0=127” An auxiliary mercury-in-glass thermometer mounted upside down is marked “CENTIGRADE” and carries a scale that extends from -20 to +50 degrees. A metal band around both tubes is marked “No. 506.” The whole is encased in an outer glass tube.
Rudolf Fuess began in business in 1865, and moved to Steglitz, a suburb of Berlin, in 1891.
Currently not on view
Object Name
fuess thermometer
Fuess deep sea thermometer
date made
after 1891
R. Fuess
overall: 12 1/2 in; 31.75 cm
place made
Deutschland: Berlin, Steglitz
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Measuring & Mapping
Thermometers and Hygrometers
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Thermometers and Hygrometers
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
H.B. Instrument Company

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