Minimum Thermometer

Minimum Thermometer

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This apparently unfinished alcohol-in-glass Rutherford-type thermometer has a spherical bulb. The back of the tube is milk white; the front carries a scale that extends from -68.0 to +127.0 marked in degrees; the side is marked “918.” It came to the Smithsonian from the U.S. Weather Bureau.
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Physical Description
glass (overall material)
overall: 10 1/2 in; 26.67 cm
overall: 10 1/2 in x 5/8 in; 26.67 cm x 1.5875 cm
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U.S. Weather Bureau
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National Museum of American History
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