Minimum Thermometer

This unfinished alcohol-in-glass Rutherford-type thermometer has a spherical bulb. The back of the tube is milk white; there is no scale on the front. It came to the Smithsonian from the U.S. Weather Bureau.
Currently not on view
Object Name
minimum thermometer
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
overall: 10 1/2 in; 26.67 cm
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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