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Galileo Thermometer in Cherry Wood Stand
Item #78298
$45.00
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A sleek presentation for a centuries-old device, this Galileo Thermometer in Cherry Wood Stand is presented in a handsome cherry wood stand. The colorful spheres within ascend/descend as the temperature changes—indicating the Fahrenheit degree (between 68° and 80°) with its lowest floating bulb. Felted underside.
Named for the physicist Galileo—who discovered the principle that liquid density changes in relation to its temperature—the Galileo Thermometer was actually invented by a group of Florentine academics and technicians in 1666. In addition to some of Galileo's own personal correspondence cataloged in our Smithsonian Institution Libraries, our National Air and Space Museum curates an extensive collection of weather-data gathering devices, including a 16mm weather observation camera, a Pibal weather bureau and numerous meteorological satellites.
12"h. Indoor use only.
This item cannot be shipped outside the contiguous U.S.

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