Golaz Thermometer

Description
This mercury-in-glass thermometer has a spherical bulb. The milk-white back is marked “L. Golaz à Paris 729” and carries a scale reading from -15.5 to +75 degrees centigrade, both of which seem to be done by hand, rather than by machine. The signature indicates that this instrument was made after 1891 (when Lucien Golaz took charge of the firm that his father had begun in 1830) and before the demise of the firm in 1919. It came to the Smithsonian from the U.S. Weather Bureau.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1891-1919
maker
L. Golaz
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Measurements
overall: 12 1/2 in; 31.75 cm
overall: 12 11/16 in x 1/2 in; 32.22625 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
PH.317444
catalog number
317444
accession number
230396
Credit Line
U.S. Weather Bureau
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Thermometers and Hygrometers
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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