Six's maximum & minimum thermometer, used in HMS ‘Bulldog’

designer:
James Glaisher
and
Admiral Robert FitzRoy
maker:
James Six

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Six's thermometer by Negretti & Zambra
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Six's maximum & minimum thermometer, designed by Admiral Robert FitzRoy, England and James Glaisher, England and made by Negretti and Zambra, London, England, 1855-1865. This thermometer was used in HMS ‘Bulldog’ and HMS ‘Porcupine’ in the North Atlantic.

Details

Category:
Oceanography
Object Number:
1876-818 Pt1
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, metal (unknown) and wood (unidentified)
type:
maximum & minimum thermometer
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • thermometer
credit:
Admiralty Hydrographic Department

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