Hicks Thermometer

This mercury-in-glass thermometer has a constriction in the stem just above the cylindrical bulb. The milk white back is marked "J. Hicks. 8 Hatton Garden. London" and "207116." The clear front is graduated every tenth of a degree [Fahrenheit?] from -14.5 to +40.5, with calibration marks at 0 and 36. It is 24.5 inches long. It was made after Hicks began working at 8 Hatton Garden in 1864 and before the expansion of his business to 8, 9, & 10 Hatton Garden in the 1880s. It came to the Smithsonian from the U.S. Weather Bureau.
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Object Name
maximum thermometer
Hicks thermometer
J. J. Hicks
overall: 24 1/2 in; 62.23 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Measuring & Mapping
Thermometers and Hygrometers
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Thermometers and Hygrometers
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
U.S. Weather Bureau

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