A: Bulb containing mercury attached to a glass tube of narrow diameter. Thermometer has Celsius scale with 0-100 degree range.
B: Protective cardboard tube for the thermometer (not digitized).
A: Bulb containing mercury attached to a glass tube of narrow diameter. Thermometer has Celsius scale with 20-30 degree range with major divisions every 1 degree and minor divisions every 0.1 degree.
Fig. 1 is intended to illustrate Dalton's ideas on the subject of the capacities of bodies for heat.
Fig. 2 is a comparative view of the old and new divisions of the scale of the mercurial thermometer.
FIg. 3 is a…
Fig. 1 represents an air thermometer, or the expansion of air by heat.
Fig. 2 is the logarithmic curve.
Fig. 3 is a device suggested by "Mr. Ewart," to illustrate Dalton's idea on the temperature of the atmosphere.
Palmer's New Catalogue, with Three Hundred Engravings of Apparatus, Illustrative of Chemistry, Pneumatics, Frictional and Voltaic Electricity, Electro Magnetism, Optics, &c.
Regarded as the earliest, freely-accessible sales catalog of commercially available chemicals and scientific apparatus, Palmer's New Catalogue by Edward Palmer (1803-1872) provides insight into the costs and…
- Author Palmer, Edward, 1803-1872
- Printer Gilbert, William
- Subject Scientific apparatus and instruments, Barometers, Commercial catalogs, Drawing instruments, Electric machines, Magneto-electric machines, Electric batteries, Microscopes, Telescopes, Eyeglasses, Thermometers, Scientific apparatus and instruments industry
- Part of The Phenomena and Laws of Heat
Engraved plate illustrates an echelon lens, often used in lighthouses. Constructed in several layers, the central lens is extended in a series of annular rings. The thick glass absorbs less heat and light than lenses of…
Frontismatter and select illustrations have been digitized from this work on the laws of heat.
General view of instrument journeyman Harry Beamish inserting an element into a Foxboro recording thermometer in the Dow Chemical Company's Instrument Department. Established in 1926, the Instrument Department was…