thermometer (replica)

thermometer (replica)

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
thermometer (replica)
Measurements
overall: 4 5/8 in x 33 1/2 in x 6 1/4 in; 11.7475 cm x 85.09 cm x 15.875 cm
ID Number
PH.322754
catalog number
322754
accession number
248673
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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