Thermometer in cylindrical metal case

Made:
1910
maker:
Burroughs Wellcome and Company Limited

Thermometre stored inside a cylindrical metal case. Thermometre numbered in black, and the glass restricts at one end. Visibly contains mercury at the narrow end. The case is formed of two parts that slot together, the lid of which is slightly dented. Burroughs Wellcome and Company Limited, English, c. 1910.

Medicine chest by Burroughs Wellcome, style 251, supplied to British Antarctic Expedition, 1910. Contains 38 gutta percha bottles of various drugs and other items. Tabloid Brand Medicine Case for Sledge Service. This case formed a part of the Capt Robert Falcon Scott's Medical Equipment for the Antarctic Expedition of 1910. It was left at the foot of the Beardmore Glacier and was found buried in the snow at the until it was picked up in November 1912 by Dr. Atkinson.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
1981-1007/6
Materials:
glass and mercury
Measurements:
overall weight: x x , , 9.97kg
type:
thermometre
credit:
On loan from the Wellcome Trust