Minimum Thermometer

Minimum Thermometer

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
thermometer
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 1/2 in; 26.67 cm
overall: 10 7/16 in x 7/16 in; 26.51125 cm x 1.11125 cm
ID Number
PH.317468
catalog number
317468
accession number
230396
Credit Line
U.S. Weather Bureau
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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