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Old Jul 23, 2009, 12:39 PM   #1
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Default Glass- Galileo thermometer

This has been languishing, unappreciated, in a corner of our living room for far too long.
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 12:41 PM   #2
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Oooo, 9 o'clock in the morning and already 80. It's going to be another hot day.
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 12:51 PM   #3
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Wow! Pretty warm when you shot these photos! In the second photo, the only ball floating indicates 80 degrees. Normally the lowest floating ball indicates the temperature.

Great photos.

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Old Jul 24, 2009, 1:22 AM   #4
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I've never seen one of those. Thanks for sharing it.
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Old Jul 24, 2009, 2:17 AM   #5
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Very nicely done photos.
The estimation of temperature using the Galileo thermometer seems to have at least two methods. The two methods actually give different readings. You can verify this by "Googling" and see for yourself.
1) The method cited by Calr (the value shown on the lowest floating ball) is sometimes given as the manner in which to get the ambient room tempreature,
2) the floating balls usually form two groups with a gap and the lowest floating ball in the top group gives the ambient room temperture.
And you thought things were cut and dried in science.
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Thank you gentlemen.
Cal and Selvin you are right on. I didn't show the entire length of the tube but you both nailed it. The 80 bulb was the highest and the only bulb still floating. It was above the other group by a couple of inches. This gave the best approximate ambient room temperature reading of 80.

Thanks for looking and Cheers,
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Old Jul 25, 2009, 10:19 PM   #7
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Heheh...I also have one of these gadgets and I also shot images of it. (They may even be on the site somewhere-I'll have to take a look).
A very good shot!!

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Nice one. This was something I was going to attempt for this challenge as we have one on our mantle, too. But, mine won't read 80 degrees that early in the morning.

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Nice one. This was something I was going to attempt for this challenge as we have one on our mantle, too. But, mine won't read 80 degrees that early in the morning.

Patty
LOL the outside temp was around 70. Here in the Central Valley we get some real hot spells. This next week is forecast to be between 105-110F (40-43C) all week. Whew! Thank goodness for air-conditioning.
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