Kelvin Absolute Hero Wooden Decoration

  • Make a Selection

Wooden hanging decoration, specially made to mark the bicentenary of trailblazing scientist Lord Kelvin (1824-1907). 

Part of a range commissioned by UofG Shop from Glasgow-based designer Hole In My Pocket. Please note that these decorations are hand-printed and are made with natural materials, so each one may vary slightly from the image shown. 

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: Plywood; cord wax loop

Dimensions: 7cm x 7.5cm. Cord loop: 11cm approx.