Production date
Mid 19th Century-Late 19th Century
A small glass and mercury thermometer encased within an oak case. The scale reads from 0 to 140. " F.C " is hand written in ink near the front of the base. "F.C." is scratched on the metal scale at the top. " T / F " is printed on the metal scale on the lower right facing edge. There is a small metal ring at the top and also a small metal hook.
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Production date
Mid 19th Century-Late 19th Century
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This thermometer was owned by the surveyor of New Plymouth Frederic Alonzo Carrington. Thermometers were used in conjunction with chain and band measuring - because metal contracts and expands with changes in temperature. To accommodate this all chains had to be calibrated to a certain temperature.
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