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Alcohol thermometer
    • Setting:
      Room XVII
    • Maker:
      M. Gallonde
    • Place:
    • Date:
      late 18th cent.
    • Materials:
      wood, glass
    • Dimensions:
      height 591 mm, width 87 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Alcohol thermometer (Inv. 2040)

Alcohol thermometer mounted on a small wooden board. The cylindrical bulb is placed crosswise to the tube. There is a Réaumur scale on paper. The instrument bears the name of its maker, M. Gallonde, and dates from around the mid-eighteenth century. Used by chemists for the precise measurement of temperature changes caused by reactions.