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This Item Has Been
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) this striking cherry wood
thermometer will bring both character and curiosity to any
office or home. It is both educational as well as entertaining
and certainly will satisfy even the most discriminating of
The story behind these unique thermometers is that as he was searching
for a way to measure temperatures, and Galileo discovered this
fascinating method. He placed several exactly weighted balls
in a cylinder filled with a liquid. He found that the balls
rose or fell according to the temperature. By this method,
Galileo was able to determine the current temperature. The
thermometer works on the principle that the density of a
liquid changes as temperature varies. Each of the glass balls
is exactly weighted by partially filling them with liquid.
When the temperature rises, the liquid in the glass cylinder
becomes less dense, and the heavier balls sink slowly to the
bottom. You read the thermometer by looking at the lowest
floating ball, which indicates the current temperature. If all
of the balls float to the top, the temperature is below the
lowest floating ball. If all the balls sink, the temperature
is above the highest ball. Our wood encased version allows for
an optional Free brass engraving plate to be done on the base. Overall height is 12.25".
The perfect gift! Great for
awards, corporate gifts, nautical gift, military gift or any special
Arrives boxed with instructions..
Height is 12.25" Tall.
Solid Wood Construction
Viewing Chamber is Glass
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