thermoscope (replica)

thermoscope (replica)

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A thermoscope shows that heat causes a liquid to expand, while a thermometer measures that effect. This is a replica of a thermoscope that is attributed to Galileo Galilei, and that was probably made between 1592 and 1600.
Ref: W. E. K. Middleton, Catalog of Meteorological Instruments in the Museum of History and Technology (Washington, D.C., 1969), pp. 36-37.
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thermoscope (replica)
Eichner, Laurits Christian
overall: 32 in x 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 81.28 cm x 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
overall in case: 5 in x 33 1/2 in x 6 3/8 in; 12.7 cm x 85.09 cm x 16.1925 cm
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National Museum of American History
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