Where is it from?

Association locations map

Tags

Add your own tags:
Separate multiple tags using a comma

Thermometer - Standard Maximimum, Fahrenheit, R.& J. Beck, London, circa 1920s Object Reg. No: ST 022114

Summary:
Standard maximum Fahrenheit thermometer, by R. & J. Beck, London. Range -10 to +120 degrees. Used at Melbourne Observatory.
Description:
Overall length 18 3/4 inches. Fitted on a nickel bronze frame with a porcelain scale plate marked every 5 degrees and figured every 10 degrees. Divided on the stem in single degrees.

Temperature is registered by means of a separate portion of the column.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Observatory, 1945
Discipline: Technology

More information

Tagged with: meteorology, physical apparatus instruments, standard weights measures, 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: Frame marked 'R. & J. BECK 31 CORNHILL LONDON. STANDARD NO. 2877'.
Maker: R. & J. Beck, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1920s
User: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.
Yes No