Chemical Thermometer

Description
This mercury-in-glass thermometer has a cylindrical bulb. A milk white plate carries a scale that ranges from -20 to +360 degrees Centigrade graduated every degree. The back of the plate is marked “72.” The thermometer tube is joined to the plate only at the top. The whole is enclosed in a glass tube. It came to the Smithsonian from the Johns Hopkins University.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
chemical thermometer
thermometer
date made
ca 1900
Measurements
overall: 15 in; 38.1 cm
ID Number
CH*315872
catalog number
315872
accession number
221777
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Measuring & Mapping
Thermometers and Hygrometers
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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