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Thermometer - Solar Radiation, Fahrenheit, J. Hicks, London, 1906 Object Reg. No: ST 022119

Solar radiation thermometer, used to furnish an estimate of intensity of solar radiation. Scale marked 10 to 190 degrees Fahrenheit. Made by J. Hicks, London, and furnished with a Certificate of Examination by the National Physical Laboratory, Kew Observatory, Richmond, Surrey, signed by R.T. Glazebrook, Director, dated December 1906. Used at Melbourne Observatory.
The bulb and 1 1/2 inches of the stem are coated with dull lamp black. The thermometer is enclosed in a glass sheath completely exhausted of air. Divided on the stem and figured every 10 degrees.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Observatory, 1945
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 6 cm (Height), 6 cm (Width), 40 cm (Length)

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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 marked 'J. HICKS, 8, 9 & 10 HATTON GARDEN, LONDON. NO. 1370565'.
Maker: J.J. Hicks, London, Middlesex, England, Great Britain, 1906
User: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia

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