Minimum Thermometer

Description
This apparently unfinished alcohol-in-glass Rutherford-type thermometer has a spherical bulb. The back of the tube is milk white; the front carries a scale that extends from -68.0 to +127.0 marked in degrees; the side is marked “918.” It came to the Smithsonian from the U.S. Weather Bureau.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
thermometer
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 1/2 in; 26.67 cm
ID Number
PH*317460
catalog number
317460
accession number
230396
subject
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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