Baudin Thermometer

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Baudin thermometer
date made
ca 1900
overall: 20 in; 50.8 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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