Minimum Thermometer

Minimum Thermometer

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This unfinished alcohol-in-glass Rutherford-type thermometer has a spherical bulb. The back of the tube is milk white; there is no scale on the front. 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 9/16 in x 1/2 in; 26.82875 cm x 1.27 cm
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U.S. Weather Bureau
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National Museum of American History
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