Minimum Thermometer

This is a Rutherford-type alcohol-in-glass thermometer with a spherical bulb. The back of the tube is milk white; the front has a scale that extends from -40 to +108, marked in degrees; the side is marked “U.S. 2795.” 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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