J. & H. J. Green Solar Radiation Thermometer

This is a non-standard, possibly experimental, glass thermometer with a spherical bulb. Its scale extends from about 60 to 135 degrees Fahrenheit, and is marked “J. & H. J. Green, N.Y.” and “Signal Service, U.S. Army No. 11.” It is enclosed in a glass tube that, according to Green trade literature, was “very perfectly exhausted of air and moisture.” It dates from the period 1879-1885 when James and Henry J. Green worked in partnership.
Ref.: Henry J. Green, Meteorological and Scientific Instruments (Brooklyn, 1900), pp. 28-29.
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Object Name
date made
J. & H. J. Green
overall: 12 in; 30.48 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
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
U.S. Weather Bureau

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