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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:


Papers on the Thames thermometers, 1881 - 1884

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/130
Scope and Contents Three unsigned sheets of summary and explanation, 1882.Letter from G. Symons to W.H.M. Christie explaining the layout of the thermometers, 1883.Letter from W. Ellis in reply to the above, 1883.Letter from G. Symons to W. Ellis giving further explanation and details of observational methods, 1883.Letter from G. Symons to W. Ellis regarding forms of report, 1883.Blank observation form [1883]. Letter to G. Symons from W. Ellis thanking him for the...
Dates: 1881 - 1884

Thermometer tests, 1848 - 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/355
Scope and Contents

Experiments and tests on individual thermometers for the Standards Commission. The volume includes calculations on the graduations of thermometer, means of determining error, boiling and freezing points of thermometers, errors of sub-divisions on thermometers, conversions into fahrenheit, comparisons with barometers, and a table of equivalents for thermometers, all by R. Sheepshanks. There are also some comparisons by J. Glaisher.

Dates: 1848 - 1857