Sir Robert Christison's Cistern Thermometer, 1871

Made:
1871 in London and Edinburgh
designer:
Robert Christison

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Sir Robert Christison's cistern thermometer, by Adie & Son, Edinburgh, incorporating a Negretti & Zambra mercury thermometer, London, 1871. Used by Sir Robert Christison in 1871, to measure lakes' differential temperature at different stratified layers.

Details

Category:
Oceanography
Object Number:
1913-163
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), copper (alloy), enamel, glass and mercury
type:
thermometer
taxonomy:
  • measuring devices
  • measuring devices
  • materials
  • materials
  • inorganic material
  • metal
  • nonferrous metal
credit:
Mill, Dr. Hugh Robert

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