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Thermometer

Thermometer

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Description
This alcohol-in-glass thermometer is mounted horizontally on a milk-glass plate and held in a maple frame. The plate is marked "Thermometer minima nach Celsius" and the scale reads from -35 to +50 degrees. It came to the Smithsonian from Union College.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
thermometer
date made
ca 19th century
Measurements
overall: 3 15/16 in x 11 3/8 in x 13/16 in; 10.00125 cm x 28.8925 cm x 2.06375 cm
ID Number
PH.327549
catalog number
327549
accession number
266154
Credit Line
Union College
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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