Rømer, Ole

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Comment by Skyler Lyons-Golden on January 14th, 2021 at 10:34 am

While I was doing research on Ole Romer is said that he created the first mercury thermometer. This is incorrect. In fact Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit created this after visiting Ole Romer and seeing his own thermometer using an ice bath that was set to 0 and hot water that was set to 60. Fahrenheit added the idea of mercury and changed the temperatures to work for people.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on January 14th, 2021 at 3:33 pm

Thank you, Skyler, for your comment. You are quite correct that Romer did not invent the mercury thermometer, only a temperature scale that was the precursor to Fahrenheit’s scale. I will revise the text of our article to correct this.
Thank you again for taking the time to help make NWE a valuable information resource.

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