Hanging Mercury Thermometer in Case, 1717-1800

Made:
1717-1800 in London
maker:
Unknown

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Hanging thermometer with silvered metal scale inscribed 'P. Feccit Londra'; engraved with Fahrenheit and Reaumur scales, in original box, length 165mm.

Details

Category:
Heat
Object Number:
1977-555
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, leather, mercury, silk, silver plated and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (case): 19 mm x 38 mm x 160 mm, , .08kg
type:
thermometer (mercury)
taxonomy:
  • measuring devices
  • measuring devices
credit:
Sotheby's

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