French Space Age Ringed Planet Desk Thermometer

A charming desktop thermometer, from the 1950s or 1960s and styled like a ringed planet. Second-hand.
Availability: Out of stock.
Stock ID: 530

What's for sale?

This is an evocative "Space Age" desk thermometer, designed to look like a ringed planet similar to Saturn.

It's a small plastic globe with a black back, clear front and clear 'rings' with faint highlights. The globe sits on a gold-coloured stem and foot, with a green felt underside.

The gauge and needle are in metallic red; temperatures are shown in celsius and fahrenheit

The gauge seems accurate: against a digital thermometers we read it to be 0.5°C positive.

On the base it's minutely imprinted "Made in France". We think it's probably from the 1950s or 1960s when we all had space fever.

What condition is it in?

  • Second-hand
  • In good condition
  • The paint is worn on some edges but there are no cracks or chips
  • Fairly accurate temperature readings

What are the measurements?

  • 8cm high
  • 7cm in diameter
  • 45 grams

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Item Attributes
Attribute nameAttribute value
PeriodLate 20th century (1950-1999)
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