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Thermometer - Solar Radiation, Fahrenheit, Grimoldi, Melbourne, circa 1900s Object Reg. No: ST 022118

Summary:
Solar radiation thermometer, made by Grimoldi, Melbourne. Range -10 to +200 degrees Fahrenheit. For measuring maximum temperature attained in full rays of sun. Used at Melbourne Observatory.
Description:
Tube consists of a blackened bulb and is enclosed in a glass jacket from which the air has been removed.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Melbourne Observatory
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: physical apparatus instruments, thermometers
Themes this item is part of: Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Positional Astronomy at Melbourne Observatory, Weights & Measures at Melbourne Observatory, Melbourne Observatory & Standard Time in Victoria, Astrographic Catalogue, Transits of Venus, 1874 & 1882, Buildings at Melbourne Observatory, Star Observations & Personal Equation, Meteorology at Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1908, Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1944, Geodetic Survey of Victoria, 1858-1872
Primary Classification: PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Secondary Classification: Meteorology
Tertiary Classification: thermometers
Inscriptions: Tube engraved 'GRIMOLDI, MELBOURNE'
Maker: John B. Grimoldi, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, cica 1900s
User: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia

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