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Identify This Object - Part #2

Wed Oct 19, 2005 4:46 pm

It measures 16" tall, is made of glass and water and weighs 5 lbs.

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RE: Identify This Object - Part #2

Wed Oct 19, 2005 5:00 pm

That one's easy... it's a thermometer  Smile. But I have no idea about your other topic, part #1 ...
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RE: Identify This Object - Part #2

Wed Oct 19, 2005 5:19 pm

Mercury Thermometer.
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RE: Identify This Object - Part #2

Wed Oct 19, 2005 5:33 pm

Would look cool on my desk. Where did you buy it ?

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RE: Identify This Object - Part #2

Wed Oct 19, 2005 5:49 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 2):
Mercury Thermometer.

He said made of glass and water!

Doesn't look like a thermometer to me, more like some lava lamp  Smile

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RE: Identify This Object - Part #2

Wed Oct 19, 2005 5:54 pm

Quoting Andz (Reply 4):
Doesn't look like a thermometer to me, more like some lava lamp

The bubble thingies rise with the temperature. Note the absence of a power cord which is a requisite with any type of lava lamp (battery-operated lava l;amp? hmmm.)

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RE: Identify This Object - Part #2

Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:16 pm

It's called a Galileo's Thermometer...
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RE: Identify This Object - Part #2

Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:18 pm

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 3):
Where did you buy it ?

Here it can be bought at every major photographer's "etc" store... one of those stores carrying GPS units, night visors, weather stations, telescopes, and yes, thermometers. I never understood what this equipment's got to do with photography, but hey, they sell it.

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RE: Identify This Object - Part #2

Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:20 pm

The glass shapes are all slightly different weights and their buoyancy means that they rise or sink depending on the density of the water that decreases as the temperature rises. Each one usually has a metal plate attached to the base with a number showing its temperature. My parents have got one.
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RE: Identify This Object - Part #2

Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:47 pm

Quoting Airboeing (Reply 6):
It's called a Galileo's Thermometer...

Correct, the grandparents have got one Big grin
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RE: Identify This Object - Part #2

Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:59 pm

Its something our company gives out for 10th anniversaries. I should get one
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RE: Identify This Object - Part #2

Thu Oct 20, 2005 2:25 am

Ok, Ok.

So that one was too simple. It is indeed a Thermometer. It was purchased at a retail store called The Museum Company.

I'll have to step it up a notch or two for Parts 3 and beyond.


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RE: Identify This Object - Part #2

Thu Oct 20, 2005 2:42 am

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 3):

Would look cool on my desk. Where did you buy it ?

UTA_flyinghigh Lidl used to sell this type of thermometer.
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