Kelvin Absolute Hero Keyring

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What's cooler than absolute cool? This enamel thermometer keyring! Specially designed to mark the bicentenary of trailblazing scientist Lord Kelvin (1824-1907), it nods to one of his most famous contributions - the Kelvin Scale of temperature. 

Part of a range commissioned by UofG Shop from Glasgow-based designer Hole in My Pocket.

Lord Kelvin, Absolute Hero!

Kelvin matriculated as a student at the University of Glasgow at just ten years old. He went on to become Professor of Natural Philosophy and spent over 50 years teaching at the University, eventually serving as Chancellor. 

Kelvin's inventions included a sound machine and the Kelvin compass. He proposed the Kelvin scale of temperature, elaborating the concept of 'absolute zero'. Somehow he also found the time to help plan the first trans-Atlantic telegraph cable - paving the way for modern global communications. 

Materials: Base metal; enamel

Dimensions: 5.4cm; chain length 3cm