Wilhelm Uebe

The Uebe company was founded by the drugstore and glass merchant Wilhelm Uebe (1857-1905) in Zerbst in the year 1890. Uebe maximum thermometers, made of resistant Jena glass with aluminium scales, gained several awards, became extremely popular as household thermometers and were distributed and licensed across Europe. In East Germany, the company was nationalized after […]

Saggi di naturali esperienze fatte nell’Accademia del cimento

The Florentine thermometers are descibed in the records of the Accademia del Cimento (Experimental Academy), a center for experimental study of nature founded in 1657 by Galileo’s pupils Giovanni Borelli and Vicenzo Viviani. A glass sphere was extended to a tube and filled with grain alcohol. Before the tube was sealed, levels corresponding to the temperature of snow […]