Baudin Thermometer

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Description
This alcohol-in-glass thermometer has a long cylindrical bulb. The milk white back of the tube is marked “Thermomètre Baudin No. 15774 gradué d’apres l’Échelle Normale Internationale (1902.9).” The scale on the front of the tube extends from -70.0 to +30.0 degrees, graduated in fifths. There is a safety bulge at the top of the tube. It came to the Smithsonian from the U.S. Weather Bureau.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1900
maker
Baudin
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Measurements
overall: 20 in; 50.8 cm
overall: 20 1/4 in x 1/4 in; 51.435 cm x .635 cm
ID Number
PH.317453
catalog number
317453
accession number
230396
Credit Line
U.S. Weather Bureau
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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