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Gabriel Fahrenheit Gabriel Fahrenheit was born on May 14th 1686 in Danzig Germany Danzig is now called Gdansk and is in the country of Poland Gabriel Settled in Amsterdam in 1701 looking for a trade and became interested in the manufacture of scientific instruments He was mainly interested in meteorological instruments From the years 1701-1717 he spent his time wandering around Europe meeting scientists and other instrument makers He stayed in the Netherlands for the rest of his life Gabriel invented the system we use for temperature in the United States He also constructed the first mercury in glass thermometer in 1714 At the start of the seventeenth century there was no way to measure heat In his years of traveling Gabriel saw many thermometers being used Galileo constructed the first thermometers ever made around 1600 This thermometer was a gas thermometer The expansion and contraction of air raised or lowered a column of water in the thermometer This thermometer was in accurate because of fluctuating air pressure Guillaume Amontons improved upon the gas thermometer in 1695 Instead of gas this one used mercury that rose and fell in a closed column Claus Roemer constructed the thermometer most like Gabriels in 1701 He created the alcohol thermometer and developed a scale with boiling water at 60 and an icesalt mixture was at 0 Gabriel improved upon Clauss thermometer and in 1714 he constructed the first mercury in glass thermometer These thermometers were more accurate because mercury has a more constant rate of expansion than alcohol and could be used over a wider range of temperatures Fahrenheit expanded Roemers scale by using body temperature at 90F and icesalt at 0F These two were both fixed reference points Gabriel published his method for making thermometers in the Philosophical Transactions in 1742 He was also admitted to the Royal Society the same year This was a very big thing back in these times I t was an honor
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