Pair of alcohol and mercury Fahrenheit thermometers, 1835-1875

Made:
1835-1875 in Liverpool
maker:
Richard Adie

Pair of alcohol and mercury Fahrenheit thermometers, by Richard Adie, Liverpool, 1835-1875. Scales range (-70 to +70 degrees) and (-30 to +110 degrees), respectively.

This pair of fine liquid-in-glass Fahrenheit thermometers were made by Richard Adie of Liverpool. There were four Adies; the father, Alexander, had sons named John, Richard and Patrick. Richard traded in Liverpool from 1835 to 1875. The scales on the thermometers extend from minus 80 degrees Fahrenheit on one to plus 115 degrees Fahrenheit on the other. This range is more than adequate for measuring most weathers.

Details

Category:
Meteorology
Object Number:
1958-39
Materials:
alcohol, brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, mercury, nickel plated brass, steel (metal), textile and wood (mahogany)
Measurements:
case closed: 45 mm x 575 mm x 125 mm, 2.445kg
type:
mercury thermometer
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • thermometer
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • thermometer
credit:
F. Darton & Co. Ltd.