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Thermometer Collection

"From Mercury to Digital: A Journey through Thermometers" The mercury thermometer, a classic household tool for measuring temperature accurately

Background imageThermometer Collection: Mercury thermometer

Mercury thermometer showing a room temperature of 24 degrees Celsius. The mercury thermometer works as mercury, a liquid metal, expands evenly as the temperature increases

Background imageThermometer Collection: Household thermometer

Household thermometer, with both Celsius and Fahrenheit scales. The reading of 21 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit) is normal room temperature

Background imageThermometer Collection: Duckhams Motor Oil Thermometer

Duckhams Motor Oil Thermometer
A tin/alloy metal give-away thermometer advertising Duckhams Motor Oil. *EDITORIAL USE ONLY*

Background imageThermometer Collection: Boy measuring his temperature

Boy measuring his temperature
MODEL RELEASED. Strip thermometer. Boy using a strip thermometer to measure his temperature from his forehead. His temperature is displayed by the green area

Background imageThermometer Collection: MAPPIN BROTHERS AD, 1895. English newspaper advertisement for Mappin Brothers, in London, 1895

MAPPIN BROTHERS AD, 1895. English newspaper advertisement for Mappin Brothers, in London, 1895

Background imageThermometer Collection: Taking temperature

Taking temperature
MODEL RELEASED. Taking temperature. Young woman using an oral themometer to take her temperature. The themometer shows a normal reading of 37 degrees Celsius which is normal body temperature

Background imageThermometer Collection: Birdie Reads Thermometer

Birdie Reads Thermometer
Birdie Bowers reads the thermometer on the ramp

Background imageThermometer Collection: Staff-Paymaster Francis Drake, Secretary and Ship's Meteorologist, Taking Sea-temperatures

Staff-Paymaster Francis Drake, Secretary and Ship's Meteorologist, Taking Sea-temperatures, 1916 (card)
7295708 Staff-Paymaster Francis Drake, Secretary and Ship's Meteorologist, Taking Sea-temperatures, 1916 (card) by British School, (20th century) ; 3.6x6.7 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageThermometer Collection: Human invention anticipated: Evaporation (engraving)

Human invention anticipated: Evaporation (engraving)
8657924 Human invention anticipated: Evaporation (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Evaporation)

Background imageThermometer Collection: Catalog of metal products manufactured by Wuerttemberg Metalware Factory, Geislingen, Germany

Catalog of metal products manufactured by Wuerttemberg Metalware Factory, Geislingen, Germany, 1896 - Thermometer
FLO4732583 Catalog of metal products manufactured by Wuerttemberg Metalware Factory, Geislingen, Germany, 1896 - Thermometer, barometer and engraved visiting card tray

Background imageThermometer Collection: Two postcards around 1900, on the theme of the thermometer of love (photo)

Two postcards around 1900, on the theme of the thermometer of love (photo)
PCT4256561 Two postcards around 1900, on the theme of the thermometer of love (photo); © Patrice Cartier. All rights reserved 2023

Background imageThermometer Collection: Magnetic compass and thermometer, for latitude 51 degrees, in its case. Ivory and copper object

Magnetic compass and thermometer, for latitude 51 degrees, in its case. Ivory and copper object
MMM5469963 Magnetic compass and thermometer, for latitude 51 degrees, in its case. Ivory and copper object, 19th century (ivory and copper); National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageThermometer Collection: A woodblock engraving depicting a clinical thermometer, 19th century (engraving)

A woodblock engraving depicting a clinical thermometer, 19th century (engraving)
5311253 A woodblock engraving depicting a clinical thermometer, 19th century (engraving); (add.info.: The globular end was placed in the patient's mouth and the other end in a bowl of water)

Background imageThermometer Collection: An engraving depicting a man using a bulls-eye lamp to read the thermometer on a winter's night

An engraving depicting a man using a bulls-eye lamp to read the thermometer on a winter's night, 19th century
5311218 An engraving depicting a man using a bulls-eye lamp to read the thermometer on a winter's night, 19th century; (add.info.: Date: 1877); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageThermometer Collection: Sewing-machine, Stereoscope, Suspension-bridge, Theodolite, Thermometer, Thrashing-machine

Sewing-machine, Stereoscope, Suspension-bridge, Theodolite, Thermometer, Thrashing-machine, Transparency, Vegetables
8650111 Sewing-machine, Stereoscope, Suspension-bridge, Theodolite, Thermometer, Thrashing-machine, Transparency, Vegetables, Velocipede, Apple Parer, Battery

Background imageThermometer Collection: Otto von Guericke's Thermoscope

Otto von Guericke's Thermoscope
5307399 Otto von Guericke's Thermoscope.; (add.info.: Engraving depicting Otto von Guericke's thermoscope - an alcohol thermometer)

Background imageThermometer Collection: An engraving showing the front and back view of Henry Cavendish's registering thermometer

An engraving showing the front and back view of Henry Cavendish's registering thermometer
5311276 An engraving showing the front and back view of Henry Cavendish's registering thermometer. Henry Cavendish (1731-1810) a British natural philosopher, scientist

Background imageThermometer Collection: Rene Antoine Ferchault de Reaumur constructing a thermometer

Rene Antoine Ferchault de Reaumur constructing a thermometer
3359522 Rene Antoine Ferchault de Reaumur constructing a thermometer; (add.info.: Engraving depicting Rene Antoine Ferchault de Reaumur (1683-1757) a French scientist

Background imageThermometer Collection: Winter (colour litho)

Winter (colour litho)
8633262 Winter (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Winter. Illustration for The Children's Object Book (Frederick Warne)

Background imageThermometer Collection: Magnetic compass and thermeter, for latitude 51 degrees. Ivory object and wooden base

Magnetic compass and thermeter, for latitude 51 degrees. Ivory object and wooden base, 1825-75 (ivory)
MMM5470107 Magnetic compass and thermeter, for latitude 51 degrees. Ivory object and wooden base, 1825-75 (ivory); National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Magnetic compass and thermeter)

Background imageThermometer Collection: An engraving depicting a hygrometer. Monk's hood of thin cardboard attached to a piece of catgut

An engraving depicting a hygrometer. Monk's hood of thin cardboard attached to a piece of catgut at a; when air
5310945 An engraving depicting a hygrometer. Monk's hood of thin cardboard attached to a piece of catgut at a; when air dry, catgut twisted and raised hood fell

Background imageThermometer Collection: France: A family of peasants poses outside a souvenir of the Eiffel tower in thermometer on a

France: A family of peasants poses outside a souvenir of the Eiffel tower in thermometer on a garden table, 1895
LUX4814256 France: A family of peasants poses outside a souvenir of the Eiffel tower in thermometer on a garden table, 1895; (add.info.: France)

Background imageThermometer Collection: Frog thermometer for measuring body temperature, 17th century (object)

Frog thermometer for measuring body temperature, 17th century (object)
DEX5040789 Frog thermometer for measuring body temperature, 17th century (object); Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Florence

Background imageThermometer Collection: Pneumatics: flasks for the artificial production of Pyrmont water

Pneumatics: flasks for the artificial production of Pyrmont water, thermometers by James Kewley and John Leslie
FLO4593502 Pneumatics: flasks for the artificial production of Pyrmont water, thermometers by James Kewley and John Leslie, wind gauges by James Lind, Martin and Pierre Bouguer, and an echo device

Background imageThermometer Collection: Winter (colour litho)

Winter (colour litho)
8633183 Winter (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Winter. Illustration for The Children's Object Book (Frederick Warne)

Background imageThermometer Collection: 8626388

8626388

Background imageThermometer Collection: Human invention anticipated: Thermometer (engraving)

Human invention anticipated: Thermometer (engraving)
8657918 Human invention anticipated: Thermometer (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Thermometer)

Background imageThermometer Collection: Rene-Antoine Ferchault de Reamur (1683-1757) French physicist. 1874 (wood engraving)

Rene-Antoine Ferchault de Reamur (1683-1757) French physicist. 1874 (wood engraving)
541180 Rene-Antoine Ferchault de Reamur (1683-1757) French physicist. 1874 (wood engraving, from Vies des Savants Illustres by Louis Figuier)

Background imageThermometer Collection: Figs I-V: various kinds of thermometer. Fig. VI: Rain gauge, 1691 (engraving)

Figs I-V: various kinds of thermometer. Fig. VI: Rain gauge, 1691 (engraving)
539246 Figs I-V: various kinds of thermometer. Fig. VI: Rain gauge, 1691 (engraving); (add.info.: From Saggi di naturali esperienze fatte nell Accademia del Cimento, 2nd edition, Florence, 1691)

Background imageThermometer Collection: And How Are We Feeling Today? English cartoon, 1945, by Sir Bernard Partridge depicting

And How Are We Feeling Today? English cartoon, 1945, by Sir Bernard Partridge depicting the doctors Churchill
CARTOON: BIG THREE, 1945. And How Are We Feeling Today? English cartoon, 1945, by Sir Bernard Partridge depicting the doctors Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin

Background imageThermometer Collection: Male bath, 1750-1850. Creators: Anon, Martinet Hautecoeur

Male bath, 1750-1850. Creators: Anon, Martinet Hautecoeur
Male bath, 1750-1850. Swimming pool or bathhouse with men in the water. On the right, a man with a thermometer measures the temperature of the bath water

Background imageThermometer Collection: Thermometer, c. 1936. Creator: Franklin C. Moyan

Thermometer, c. 1936. Creator: Franklin C. Moyan
Thermometer, c. 1936

Background imageThermometer Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Bridgestone tyre technician takes a track temperature reading. Formula One World Championship, Rd 2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Preparations, Sepang, Malaysia, Thursday 5 April 2007. DIGITAL IMAGE

Background imageThermometer Collection: Comic postcard, Doctor, nurse and patient - rising temperature Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Doctor, nurse and patient - rising temperature Date: 20th century

Background imageThermometer Collection: Barmaid emigrating to New Zealand, receives a goodbye gift, Barometer, from well-wishers

Barmaid emigrating to New Zealand, receives a goodbye gift, Barometer, from well-wishers, Eston Pub, 1973

Background imageThermometer Collection: Singer Tom Jones, who was working on ATVs 'This is Tom Jones'

Singer Tom Jones, who was working on ATVs "This is Tom Jones"
Singer Tom Jones, who was working on ATVs " This is Tom Jones" at Elstree Studios, had a visit from 20 nurses and staff from Westminster Hospital; - Tom was unable to attend their ball so

Background imageThermometer Collection: Thermometer, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

Thermometer, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

Background imageThermometer Collection: Room of an obstetrics departmnent. You can see the patient with her child

Room of an obstetrics departmnent. You can see the patient with her child. The doctor, sitting close to the bed, is also present. Italy. Date of Photograph:1950 - 1960 ca

Background imageThermometer Collection: Three thermometers of various models made by Gonfia for the Accademia del Cimento

Three thermometers of various models made by Gonfia for the Accademia del Cimento, on the sides two areometers in a box that belonged to the Accademia del Cimento

Background imageThermometer Collection: The Love Thermometer

The Love Thermometer
Picture postcards were used as one of the early expressions of the Surrealist movement. This couple seem oblivious of each other and the thermometer above their heads

Background imageThermometer Collection: Female nurse checking pulse of girl in bed

Female nurse checking pulse of girl in bed
1960, Two People, Children Only, Girls, Mid Adult, Mid Adult Women, Primary Age Child, Caucasian Appearance, Indoors, Day, Horizontal, Colour, Photography, Head And Shoulders, Waist Up, Uniform

Background imageThermometer Collection: Female nurse checking boy's temperature

Female nurse checking boy's temperature
Two People, Children Only, Boys, Mid Adult, Mid Adult Women, Primary Age Child, Caucasian Appearance, Indoors, Horizontal, Black And White, Photography, Waist Up, Uniform, Standing, Examining

Background imageThermometer Collection: Thermometer of the Accademia del Cimento, consists of 7 bulbs in clusters containing liquid with

Thermometer of the Accademia del Cimento, consists of 7 bulbs in clusters containing liquid with glass beads of
DEX5040751 Thermometer of the Accademia del Cimento, consists of 7 bulbs in clusters containing liquid with glass beads of different densities, c.1650 (object) by Unknown Artist

Background imageThermometer Collection: The girls are 95 degrees in the shade (colour litho)

The girls are 95 degrees in the shade (colour litho)
3642966 The girls are 95 degrees in the shade (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The girls are 95 degrees in the shade)

Background imageThermometer Collection: DDE-90028082

DDE-90028082
Canada, Manitoba, Hudson Bay. Outdoor thermometer displaying sub-zero temperature. Date: 08/07/2005

Background imageThermometer Collection: The Afghan Campaign, Scraps from Lataband Camp (engraving)

The Afghan Campaign, Scraps from Lataband Camp (engraving)
1045166 The Afghan Campaign, Scraps from Lataband Camp (engraving) by Durand, Godefroy (1832-1896); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Afghan Campaign, Scraps from Lataband Camp)

Background imageThermometer Collection: Grandmas Kitchen, 1931 (litho)

Grandmas Kitchen, 1931 (litho)
1069216 Grandmas Kitchen, 1931 (litho) by Gag, Wanda (1893-1946); 34.9x50.5 cm; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA; gift of Robert Janssen; American, out of copyright

Background imageThermometer Collection: Foolish Dictionary: Thermometer (litho)

Foolish Dictionary: Thermometer (litho)
6004647 Foolish Dictionary: Thermometer (litho) by Goldsmith, Wallace (1873-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: Thermometer)



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"From Mercury to Digital: A Journey through Thermometers" The mercury thermometer, a classic household tool for measuring temperature accurately. Remember the old household thermometer hanging on the wall? It was always there to give us an idea of how hot or cold it was inside. Did you know that Duckhams Motor Oil had its own thermometer? A unique way to promote their brand and keep track of temperature at the same time. Travel back in time with this Mappin Brothers ad from 1895, showcasing their thermometers as essential accessories for Londoners. Even kids know how important it is to measure their temperature when feeling unwell – just like this boy diligently checking his own temperature. Taking someone's temperature can be a caring act, as shown by this adorable birdie reading a thermometer for its sick friend. Love can also have its own thermometer. Discover "The Love Thermometer, " a whimsical concept that measures affection instead of degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit. Nurses play a crucial role in healthcare, including checking patients' pulse and using thermometers to monitor body temperatures – just like this female nurse attending to a girl in bed. Another dedicated nurse ensuring children's well-being by carefully checking their temperatures – because every degree matters when it comes to health. Step into history with the Accademia del Cimento's extraordinary cluster bulb thermometer from 1650, featuring liquid and glass beads of different densities - an early scientific marvel. Humor meets medicine in this comic postcard depicting rising temperatures during doctor visits throughout the 20th century.