Salleron Solar Radiation Thermometer

Description
This is a mercury-in-glass thermometer with a brass collar at the lower end of the tube. The milk-white scale is marked “Centigrade” and “J. Salleron 24 Rue Pavee (au Marais) Paris” and carries a scale extending from -20 to +82 degrees Centigrade. The protective glass tube is marked “1 26”. The signature refers to Jules Salleron, a prominent precision instrument maker in Paris. It came to the Smithsonian from the U.S. Weather Bureau.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
thermometer
date made
ca 1875-1897
maker
Salleron, Jules
Measurements
overall: 18 in; 45.72 cm
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
ID Number
PH*314559
catalog number
314559
accession number
204612
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Measuring & Mapping
Thermometers and Hygrometers
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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