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ID number:  BIRRC-P0388
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Historic Physics Collection
Artist / Maker:  H. Tinsley & Co. Ltd.
Title / Object name:  Platinum resistance thermometer
Object type:  Thermometer
Place made:  London
Materials:  Platinum wire in silica tubes with metal end cap. Packed in wooden box.
Measurements:  58 cm long with 2.7 cm diameter head. Box 74 x 13 x 12 cm

The platinum resistance element is a coil of fine wire doubled up and mounted in a silica tube. It is 35 mm long with a nominal resistance of 25 ohm at 0°C and two leads to each end. This element is mounted at the end of a second silica tube 500 mm long and 6 mm diameter that can project into the heated oven etc. The unit has a metal head leading to a long four-core cable. The thermometer is suited to use with the Resistance Thermometer Bridge P0102.

Inscriptions / Translations:  Type 5187H, No. 165049

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