Alcohol thermometer with integral wooden case

Made:
1700-1799 in Italy
maker:
Unknown

Alcohol-in-glass thermometer in wooden case with matching hinged wooden cover, scaled 0 to 50 (possibly degrees Reaumur), unsigned, Italian(?), 1700-1799. Marked with indistinct markings one reading `Torino 1702' possibly indicating maximum temperature in Turin in that year.

Details

Category:
Heat
Object Number:
1994-1246
Materials:
alcohol, brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, paint, wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (open): 13 mm x 80 mm x 345 mm,
overall (closed): 21 mm x 40 mm x 345 mm,
type:
alcohol thermometer
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • thermometer
credit:
Christie's South Kensington Limited
status:
Permanent collection

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