Museo Galileo
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Mercury thermometer
    • Setting:
      Room X
    • Maker:
      Felice Fontana
    • Place:
    • Date:
      second half 18th cent.
    • Materials:
      wood, glass
    • Dimensions:
      height 554 mm, width 50 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Mercury thermometer (Inv. 3464)
    • Mercury thermometer (Inv. 3464)

Mercury thermometer mounted on a glass plate on which the centigrade scale is written in red ink. Housed in a box with two glass walls. One of the few surviving instruments signed by Felice Fontana, it was built in the workshop of the Museo di Fisica e Storia Naturale.