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Stoneware pyrometer with pyrometric clay cylinders in a wooden box, by Josiah Wedgwood and Sons, c. 1800, one of a collection of specimens illustrating the manufacture of Wedgwood pottery from Etruria, Staffordshire, given by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons in 1856

Museum reference



History of Science

Object name

Pyrometer, Clay / sample, Box

Production information

Josiah Wedgwood and Sons, Pyrometer maker
Etruria, Staffordshire, England, Northern Europe


c. 1800


Stoneware, Clay, Wood

Physical description

Stoneware, clay samples, wooden box


  • Art of Living (08 Jul 2016)
    National Museum of Scotland


Exhibited in Smith, Cyril Stanley, From Art to Science: Seventy-two Objects Illustrating the Nature of Discovery, Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1980

Wedgwood, Josiah, 'Description and Use of a Thermometer for Measuring the Higher Degrees of Heat, from a Red Heat up to the Strongest that Vessels made of Clay can Support' in Philosophical Transactions 74 (1784), pp 358-384

Young, Hilary (ed.), The Genius of Wedgwood, London, 1995, pp 42-3

Josiah Wedgwood: The Arts and Sciences United, Science Museum, London, 1978

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