Minimum Thermometer

Minimum Thermometer

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This is a Rutherford-type alcohol-in-glass thermometer with a spherical bulb. The back of the tube is milk white; the front has a scale that extends from -40 to +108, marked in degrees; the side is marked “U.S. 2795.” 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 7/16 in x 7/16 in; 26.51125 cm x 1.11125 cm
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U.S. Weather Bureau
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National Museum of American History
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