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Galileo Thermometers to Compliment Your Home Decor


Are you looking for a truly unique, authentic Galileo thermometer to compliment your home decor? Or perhaps you’ve been searching for a gift for that special someone in your life who loves meteorology and a touch of history? No matter what the reason, you can be assured that our range of authentic Galileo thermometers available online and in-store today at the Clock Shop are of the highest quality. 


Galileo Thermometers - How Do They Work?


A Galileo Thermometer works on a simple principal first considered by Galileo Galilei in the 1600’s:

“The density of a liquid changes in proportion to its temperature”

Galileo Thermometers feature a sealed glass cylinder containing a clear liquid along with a number of glass discs of varying density which are filled with a coloured liquid. The discs are calibrated by adding a certain amount of fluid so they all have the same density, though their weight varies slightly. Attached to each disc is a metal tag that displays a numeric temperature reading.

As the temperature outside the thermometer changes, the temperature of the liquid in the thermometer also changes, causing the liquid to change its density by expanding or contracting. At any given temperature, some of the discs will float and others will sink due to the density. The lowest floating neutrally buoyant disc will read the correct temperature, whilst the others will have either sunk to the bottom or have risen to the top.


NB: Galileo didn’t actually invent the Galileo thermometer itself. This rendition that you can purchase from the Clock Shop was originally designed by the Natural History Museum, London, in 1990, using the theories and methods Galileo and his colleagues invented in the 17th century.


Not Quite What You’re Looking For?


With a large selection of items on offer including a huge range of weather stations, authentic German weather houses, barometers, thermometers, hygrometers, Galileo thermometers and weather figurines to choose from, look no further than the Clock Shop to find your perfect weather station.


Why Buy From Clock Shop?


Our small family run business has been standing in the same location since 1993, providing Australia with an option for consistent quality galileo thermometers. We pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service, striving to create both memorable and unique experiences for customers both in store and online. Please don’t hesitate to phone us for more information on any of our products or to discuss specific details in person. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you with your selection and provide you with all the information you need to choose the correct product for you.



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