Underwater Thermometer

Zoology

Accession Number: 2016.zoo.57

Description:

This piece consists of a clear plastic box with a black sliding temperature scale. The scale can be moved so that a window cut into the clear box indicates a range of temperatures from 0 to 100. On one end of the sliding black piece is a vent, which contains bits of soil and plant matter.

Alternative Name: Maximum and Minimum Thermometer

Primary Materials: Plastic, Metal

Markings:

On the bottom part of the black plastic: “Minimum Maximum Taylor Sybron”
On the temperature scale: 0-100 in 20-degree intervals. A second scale beside it reads: 0-40 in 10-degree intervals.
Written in marker on the clear plastic: “5 5 5”. On the bottom surface: “5”.

Dimensions (cm): Length = 23, Width = 11.7, Height = 3.5

Function:

This instrument measures or indicates temperatures in a lake or other body of water.

Condition:

Good. The piece is caked with soil and plant matter.

Manufacturer: Taylor Sybron

Provenance:

University of Toronto Department of Zoology. This object was collect in November 2016 from the laboratory of Dr. Harold Harvey in rm 419 of the Ramsay Wright Zoological Laboratories.

  • Donated to UTSIC