Clinical Thermometer by Alexander Wilson, 1735-1745

Made:
1735-1745
maker:
Wilson, Alexander

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Early clinical mercury-in-glass thermometer in lignum vitae case by Alexander Wilson, 1735-1745.

Details

Category:
Heat
Object Number:
1954-260
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, lignum vitae, mercury, paper (fibre product), textile
Measurements:
overall (in case): x 165 mm x , 29 mm, .105kg
type:
thermometer (mercury)
taxonomy:
  • measuring devices
  • measuring devices
  • measuring devices
  • measuring devices
  • thermometers
credit:
National Maritime Museum

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