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Alarm clock, mounted on model of coffin
Anatomy & Pathology
Alarm clock, mounted on model of coffin with skeleton, probably English, 1840-1900
Clinical self registering Fahrenheit thermometer, English(?), with case, 1851-1900
Admiral FitzRoy type Barometer, 1876-1884
Admiral FitzRoy (patent) storm barometer, by Negretti & Zambra, London, England, 1876-1884. Fitted with dry and wet mercury thermometers and ordinary mercury thermometer, serial no. 1265.
Two Aitken-type thermometers, London, England, 1871-1905
Two thermometers, one straight & one bent, marked in Fahrenheit scale, Aitken type, glass, in wooden case, by L. Casella of London, 1865-1871
Replica of Torricelli's first barometer, 1643.
Replica, Torricelli's first closed cistern barometer, Rome, Italy, 1643
Barograph clock by Alexander Cumming
Barograph clock made by Alexander Cumming (1731 or 1732-1814), London, England, 1766. It consists of a compensated pendulum regulator clock and a mercury barograph mechanism for measuring changes in air pressure, which are recorded on the circular paper chart around the outside of the dial. Two tubes of mercury are concealed in the fluted wooden columns visible inside the glass trunk door. An ivory cistern and a wood and ivory pen cage run in ivory rollers connecting the pressure-measuring mechanism to the recording dial. The clock is housed in an exuberant carved mahogany case believed to be by the esteemed cabinet-maker Thomas Chippendale. Originally used by Cumming himself, the barograph clock was purchased in around 1814 and used by manufacturing chemist and meteorologist, Luke Howard (1772-1864).
Urinometer with measuring cylinder, cased, England, 1830-1900
Urinometer with measuring cylinder in leather covered cylindrical case, English(?), 1830-1900
Rutherford maximum and minimum thermometer, 1794
Rutherford type maximum and minimum thermometer, by Lake & Son, Taunton, Somerset, England, 1794
Russian miniature mercury in glass thermometer in
Russian miniature mercury in glass thermometer in red case, 18th century; Fahrenheit and Reamur scales. Wellcome No. B953
Clinical thermometer, stubby bulb
Clinical thermometer, stubby bulb, lens stem by G. H. Zeal, London, 1960-1980
Thermometer of Lyon by Pierre Casati, 1751-1800
Mercury-in-glass thermometer, made by Pierre Casati, in folding wooden case 12 1/2 x 1 3/8 x 5/8-inches (paper scale graduated from -35° to +100°, according to the scale introduced by Christin in 1743), France, 1751-1800.
Clarke's Export Hydrometer (dated 1815) by DRING &
Clarke's Export Hydrometer (dated 1815) by DRING & FAGE, NO 20 TOOLEY STREET, NEAR LONDON BRIDGE, No 9665, with 39 weights and ivory thermometer in mahogany case.
Mercury immersion thermometer, nitrogen-filled
Mercury immersion thermometer, nitrogen-filled, made by G. H. Zeal Ltd., London, measuring in the range 40-120 degrees Fahrenheit, 1950-1989
August psychrometer (two thermometers with brass s
August psychrometer (two thermometers with brass support and a glass cup for the wet-bulb instrument).
Mercury total immersion nitrogen filled thermometer
Mercury total immersion nitrogen filled thermometer, measuring in the range 0-100 degrees Fahrenheit, made by Alexander Wright and Co. Ltd, Westminster, London, and G. H. Zeal Limited, London, England, 1955-1969
Weather compendium by George Graham
Weather compendium combining cistern mercury barometer, alcohol thermometer and thread hygrometer by George Graham, Fleet Street, London, 1739
Currie type clinical thermometer, 1800-1810
Fahrenheit clinical thermometer, Currie's type, 1800-1810, cased
Casella-Miller Mercury Deep-Sea Thermometer, 1869-1872
Casella-Miller mercury deep sea thermometer, London, England, 1869-72. In copper case.
Barometer by Daniel Quare
Portable mercury pillar barometer on claw foot stand, made and invented by Daniel Quare, Exchange Alley, London, England, 1695-1705.
'Laus Comet 10' electrotherapeutic machine
'Laus COSMET 10', for the application of electrotherapeutic treatment via the acupuncture points, with accessories, from the surgery of a British practitioner c.1996. by Nihon Medix Co. Ltd, Japanese, 1980-1990.
"Homesun" ultra-violet lamp
"Homesun" ultra-violet lamp, the original model, 1927.
Gilt customs and excise standard no 1 (Sikes) hydr
Gilt customs and excise standard no 1 (Sikes) hydrometer by J J Hicks. In mahogany box. Box contains mercury-in-glass thermometer with boxwood scale, made by Dring and Fage. Range 0 - 10.
Six's Self-Registering Maximum and Minimum Mercury Thermometer by Pastorelli & Co., 1875
Six's self-registering maximum and minimum mercury thermometer by Pastorelli & Co., 208 Piccadilly, London, 1875.
Mercury immersion thermometer with intrical ground glass stopper
Mercury immersion thermometer with intrical ground glass stopper, measuring in the range 0-40 degrees Centigrade, trade marked with 'Jenaer Normalglas', and made by Schott Glaswerke AG, Mainz, Germany, 1960-1989
Scientific Instruments & Research
Wet and dry bulb hygrometer in leather case, made by Wilhelm Lambrecht.
Ordinary mercury thermometer, 1875-1901
Ordinary mercury absolute thermometer, scale (250 to 320 degrees Kelvin) one of two, with white ceramic frame, made by Negretti & Zambra, London, 1875-1901. Marked as calibrated at Kew Observatory, used at the Met Office (Met Office 19052).
Clinical thermometers, expiremental model
Clinical thermometers, expiremental model with 2 strips in glass, ungraduated, by G. H. Zeal Ltd., 1960-1980
Fishery barometer by Negretti & Zambra, No 79. Hac
Fishery barometer by Negretti & Zambra, No 79. Hacks thermometer.
"Diska" clinical thermometer
"Diska" clinical thermometer, diska bulb, lens stem, by G. H. Zeal, London, 1940-1970
Veterinary thermometer, long pattern, stubby bulbs
Veterinary thermometer, long pattern, stubby bulbs, lens stem, by G. H. Zeal, London, 1981, in metal case
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).
Clinical centigrade thermometer
Clinical centigrade thermometer, with brass case, made by H. Geissler, German, 1851-1910
Clinical Fahrenheit thermometer
Clinical Fahrenheit thermometer made by R. McQueen and Son, Newcastle-on-Tyne, English, 1871-1920
Thermometer in cylindrical metal case
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
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.
Clinical thermometer, with case
Clinical thermometer, with case, by d'Uebe, French(?), 1851-1920
Medical Mercury Thermometer, 1876
Mercury thermometer graduated from 26º to 46ºC, for physiological investigations, by W. Haak, Neuhaus am Rennweg, Thuringia, Germany, 1876.
Self registering clinical centigrade thermometer,
Self registering clinical centigrade thermometer, with case, English(?), 1801-1910
Gaede type rotary mercury pump, unsigned, European
Gaede type rotary mercury pump, unsigned, European, 1916-1926
Mercury thermometer, measuring in the range 0-50 degrees Centigrade, by Griffin & Tatlock Ltd., London, England, 1928-1954
Mercury Thermometer for Underground Temperatures, 1861-1881
Mercury maximum thermometer of the Phillips type by L. Casella, protected by a glass sheath and in a copper case, as used by the British Association between 1868 and 1881, to measure the rate at which the temperature of the Earth increases with depth.
Casella-Miller Mercury Thermometer, 1869
Casella-Miller mercury deep-sea thermometer, invented by James Six, England, designed by William Allen Miller, England, and made by L. P. Casella, London, England, 1869. This type of Casella-Miller mercury deep-sea thermometer was used on the HMS Challenger Expedition (1872-1876). The plastic body surrounding the thermometer obviously post-dates the thermometer itself.
Clinical thermometer, "Repello"
Clinical thermometer, "Repello", long bulb, lens stem, by G. H. Zeal, London, 1901-1922
Deep-sea Reversing Mercury Thermometer, 1870-1875
Deep-sea reversing thermometer (No. 129) made by Negretti & Zambra, London, 1870-1875, for Polar expedition (1875-76).
Clinical thermometer for rectal use
Clinical thermometer for rectal use, stubby bulb, lens glass, dual scale by G. H. Zeal, London, 1940-1980
Thermometer, Forbes, bath, Fahrenheit, glass, Euro
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Thermometer, Forbes, bath, Fahrenheit, glass, European, 19th century
High-Range Mercury Thermometer by Dr. Muencke, 1880-1890
High-range mercury thermometer by Dr. Rob Muencke, Berlin, 1880-1890. Graduated from 10° to 460°C. Filled with nitrogen or carbon dioxide gas to stop mercury from boiling.
Thermometer from a field surgical pannier set
'60 seconds' thermometer in a metal case made by Anderson and Buchanan, Glasgow from a field surgical pannier set, complete, British, 1905 pattern101919
Clinical thermometer with metal case and attached chain, English, 1885-1900
Mercury thermometer in brass frame, 1775-1785
Ordinary mercury Fahrenheit thermometer (-13 to 217) in brass case, glazed, by George Adams, London, 1775-1785