Minimum Thermometer

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Description
This is an unfinished Rutherford-type alcohol-in-glass thermometer with 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.
Location
Currently not on view
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 1/2 in; 26.67 cm
overall: 10 9/16 in x 3/8 in; 26.82875 cm x .9525 cm
ID Number
PH.317466
catalog number
317466
accession number
230396
Credit Line
U.S. Weather Bureau
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Thermometers and Hygrometers
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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