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24" Galileo Thermometer - Made in Germany with Multi colored Spheres
Hand blown glass with glass spheres
11 Multi-colored temperature spheres
Temperature Range is from 62°F To 82°F, In 2° Increments
Made in Germany and measures 24" tall
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15 of 16 found the following review helpful:
Attractive but not accurateJul 20, 2007
The Galileo Thermometer is a both a beautiful piece of artwork and a functional scientific instrument. The thermometer operates on the principle that the buoyancy of liquid decreases as it warms and expands, allowing the weighted glass spheres to descend one at a time.
The thermometer looked impressive when I first took it out of the box, but my excitement turned to disappointment when I tested it over the full temperature range. Several of the spheres are either severely miscalibrated or put into the tube in entirely the wrong order. This causes them to stick together and jam the tube. If you want to buy a poorly calibrated Galileo Thermometer, you can find one that is much smaller and much cheaper.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Great buyJan 29, 2007
By Andrew M. Martin
I love it. Its great looking and is accurate. Plus it never runs out of batteries. My only problem was with shipping, it was a week and a half late.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
I love these thermometersJun 29, 2008
By Suzanne St Pierre
Very intersting and a nice colorful home decor instrument. Im very pleased with mine, the larger ones such as this are more interesting than the small ones, since theres more room for movement and more spheres inside.
1 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Galileo ThermometerJan 03, 2013
Beautiful and as accurate as my electric thermostat.
Catches all the natural light and twinkles! Puts on quite a show.
2 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Galileo ThermometerJul 25, 2008
By Keith G. Cromer
I wouldn't take it as fact the temperatures that it gives you though I haven't actually tested how accurate this thing is. However it is a nice conversational piece. I had bought one while I was stationed in England and it was broken after I got to the US. So I decided to buy another one to replace it. I have also bought three more just like it. This is an awesome piece just to look at.
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