Mercury-in-glass thermometer with a spherical bulb. The milk-white back is marked “L. Golaz à Paris 725” and has a scale reading from -14 to +69 degrees centigrade, which seem to be done by hand rather than by machine. The inscription indicates that this thermometer was made after 1891 (when Lucien Golaz took charge of the firm that his father had begun in 1830) and before the demise of the firm in 1919.

Date Made: ca 1870-1888ca 1891-1919

Maker: L. Golaz

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: France: Île-de-France, Paris

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Credit Line: U.S. Weather Bureau

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.317446Catalog Number: 317446Accession Number: 230396

Object Name: thermometer

Measurements: overall: 12 1/2 in; 31.75 cmoverall: 12 5/8 in x 1/2 in; 32.0675 cm x 1.27 cm


Record Id: nmah_1420934

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