Mercury-in-glass thermometer

Made:
1850-1924

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Mercury-in-glass thermometer mounted on white tile (broken) and wood, measuring in the range -20 to 50 degrees Centigrade, both Fahrenheit and Centigrade scales marked, made 1850-1924 (Wellcome No. B814).

Details

Category:
Heat
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
1997-1728
Materials:
ceramic (unspecified), glass, iron, mahogany (wood), mercury and steel (metal)
Measurements:
overall (lying flat): 20 mm x 219 mm x 59 mm, 0.149kg
type:
mercury thermometer
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • thermometer
credit:
Wellcome Trustees