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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: N: 817
Object name: Thermometer
Title: Thermometer
Description: A thermometer used by Raymond Priestley on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).
Classified name:
SPRI theme science and navigation
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 536.5
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT thermometers
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A glass thermometer with red liquid, attached to a wooden backing. The thermometer itself is marked from -80 to +40. The wooden backing has a shaped hole with chamfered edges at the base, suggesting the wood was reclaimed from something else, with a metal hanging hook fixed through the wood at the top. The thermometer is tied to the backing at the top and bottom with metal wire. 'PRIESTLEY' (Raymond Priestley) is written in ink on the wood, and 'B' is written in pencil.

  • Width: 43mm, length: 244mm, depth: 20mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Priestley, Raymond Edward (1910 - 1913)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)