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Image: Spirit thermometer, Signal Service US Army

Spirit thermometer, Signal Service US Army
United States scientific equipment

12 x 7/8 in. (30 x 2 cm)

Henry J. Green (1879 - 1940)
Henry J. Green (1879 - 1940) Primary

Object Type: scientific equipment
Creation Places: North America, United States
Medium and Support: Spirits on glass
Credit Line: Gift of Marie Peary Kuhne
Accession Number: 1967.241.a
A spirit thermometer could be used in very cold conditions when mercury would freeze. This one was used in Northwest Greenland; it has an American Museum of Natural History paper tag (#693) and a stamped metal tag "103".

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