Golaz Thermometer

This mercury-in-glass thermometer has a spherical bulb. The milk-white back is marked “L. Golaz à Paris 725” and carries a scale reading from -14 to +69 degrees centigrade, which seem to be done by hand rather than by machine. The signature indicates that this thermometer 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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Golaz thermometer
date made
ca 1870-1888
ca 1891-1919
L. Golaz
overall: 12 1/2 in; 31.75 cm
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
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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