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  ABDNP201178a02.JPG - Thomas Jones: Six's Thermometer James Six invented his combined maximum and minimum thermometer in 1780, one of its novelties being the incorporation of an index within the alcohol to record minimum temperatures.  The importance of this design was a significant factor in Six's subsequent election to the Royal Society.  This pattern of thermometer continued to be used up to the age of the modern digital instrument. Our version is from the first half of the 19th century, pre-dating the Cromwell Tower meteorological observatory at King's College. ABDNP:201178a  
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10 | Thomas Jones: Six's Thermometer

James Six invented his combined maximum and minimum thermometer in 1780, one of its novelties being the incorporation of an index within the alcohol to record minimum temperatures. The importance of this design was a significant factor in Six's subsequent election to the Royal Society. This pattern of thermometer continued to be used up to the age of the modern digital instrument.

Our version is from the first half of the 19th century, pre-dating the Cromwell Tower meteorological observatory at King's College.

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