This unique Galileo thermometer has been embedded within in Antique weaving loom shuttle originating from the textile Mills in Northern England. Cleverly designed and handmade in the UK by master craftsmen, flying shuttle has a story of its past and show signs of age and use within the cotton industry. These unique gifts stand the test of time and will conjure up for decades to come their past, each time they are viewed or handled
The colourful GLASS GAILEO THERMOMETER is based on Galileo's theory that was established 400 years ago, in liquid, a body of fixed mass becomes less buoyant as the liquid temperature rises, and becomes more buoyant as the temperature decreases, due to changes in liquid density.
As the temperature changes, the multi coloured floating globes RISE and FALL within the liquid filled thermostatic tube. The lowest sphere in the top group within the INDOOR THERMOMETER indicates AMBIENT TEMPERATURE.
The shuttle measures 48cm (L) x 5.5cm (W) | 19 Inches (L) x 2.5 Inches the Galileo thermometer measures 23cm (L) | 9 inches (L)
As the Victorian Cotton and Woollen Mills closed throughout the industrial North of England and Scotland flying shuttles, bobbins, distaffs and shoe lasts were collected and preserved, over the past 40 years these have been transformed into historic industrial artefacts that will certainly add a piece of British history in your home