Golaz Thermometer

Golaz Thermometer

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
thermometer
date made
ca 1870-1888
ca 1891-1919
maker
L. Golaz
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Measurements
overall: 12 1/2 in; 31.75 cm
overall: 12 5/8 in x 1/2 in; 32.0675 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
PH.317446
catalog number
317446
accession number
230396
Credit Line
U.S. Weather Bureau
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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