Galileo Thermometer

Item # WX2-228645

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Galileo Thermometer is a marriage of science and art.

Amazing! 400+ years ago, Galileo discovered that as a liquid's temperature changes, so will an object's flotation in it... the relative density. That's the science behind this cool Thermometer! Five hand-blown glass spheres (8 in 17" unit), each fitted with a metal medallion, float in a craftsman-blown cylinder. They rise and fall. You read the lowest sphere near the top, determining the room temperature to about 1 degree accuracy. Fascinating laws of physics! 

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  • 11"h. 2 1/4" diam. base, 13 ozs.
  • 13"h. 2 7/8" diam. base, 1 lb., 7 ozs.
  • 17"h. 3" diam. base, 1 lb., 14 ozs.

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Galileo Thermometer is rated 3.7727 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful conversation piece I think it looks beautiful, and the science behind them is neat. Obviously it's not modern digital technology, so you cant get a reading to a precise degree, but it is very accurate to "ballparking" the room temperature within 0 to 4 degrees. Cool!
Date published: 2015-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great price I saw the a got 1 for my wife. Next thing I had to order 3 more of them for family. They love it
Date published: 2015-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good price The Galileo Thermometer is wonderful as it really works as we have proven by manipulating the temperature in the room watching the temp. balls fall and rise accordingly. It's base is lop-sided not allowing the cylinder to sit plumb but it still works and is a colorful addition to our living room.
Date published: 2015-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Way cool Always wanted one of these and at this price it was a bargain! It gets lots of attention at the office!
Date published: 2014-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great gift, great price! Bought this as a gift after receiving one for a gift myself. Item came in perfect condition on a timely manner. Have seen these thermometers in stores at a MUCH higher price. Great at our cottage where the weather does change often.
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from we like looking at it ,we just wish it was a larger diameter
Date published: 2014-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just arrived, not yet unpacked.
Date published: 2014-01-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The product arrived broken. Cannot judge it yet.
Date published: 2013-12-27
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<!--begin-bvseo-questions--> <!--begin-questions--> <div id="bvseo-questionsSection"> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="1391212"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> What is the temperature range for the 17&quot; and what are the degree for the ballasdivisions </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: eldreda</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="1638175"> The temperature range is 64 - 92 degrees Fahrenheit in increments of 4 degrees. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: Customer Service</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2014-12-18</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="1338664"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> does galileo make a barometer </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: lynn</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="1588601"> There are barometers that are made with Galileo&apos;s original instruments in mind. We do not sell any such items. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: Customer Service</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2014-11-05</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="1337584"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> How many balls in the 17&quot; one? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: stockingfoot</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="1584434"> 8 balls. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: customer service</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2014-10-31</div> </div> </div> </div> <script type="text/javascript"> if (document.getElementById('bvseo-questionsSection')) { document.getElementById('bvseo-questionsSection').style.display = 'none'; } </script> <!--end-questions--><ul id="BVSEO_meta" style="display:none!important"> <li data-bvseo="bvDateModified">2015-04-25T16:28CST</li> <li data-bvseo="ps">bvseo_cps, prod_bvqa, vn_cps_3.1.1</li> <li data-bvseo="cp">cp_1, bvpage1</li> <li data-bvseo="co">co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_3</li> <li data-bvseo="cf">loc_en_US, sid_228645, PRD, sort_recentAnswersFirst</li> <li data-bvseo="diagnostics">clientName_sportmansguide</li></ul><!--end-bvseo-questions--><!--BVSEO|dz:Main_Site-en_US|sdk:v1.0.7.0-n|msg:timer 15ms -->
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