Six's maximum and minimum thermometer, 1780.

Six's maximum and minimum thermometer, 1780.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Description

Made by James Six of Canterbury, Kent. This is a meteorological type of thermometer which makes use of both mercury and alcohol to record temperature. The design has formed the basis of domestic maximum and minimum instruments up to the present.

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10322190

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