Hicks Thermometer

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Description
This mercury-in-glass thermometer has a constriction in the stem above the cylindrical bulb. The milk-white back is marked "J. HICKS. 8 Hatton Garden. London" and "217112." The clear front is marked "HICKS' PATENT No. 4434" and "FAHRT" and graduated every degree Fahrenheit from -40 to +140. It is equipped with a metal carrying case. 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.
Location
Currently not on view
maker
J. J. Hicks
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Measurements
overall: 18 in; 45.72 cm
overall: 21 15/16 in x 5/8 in; 55.72125 cm x 1.5875 cm
ID Number
PH.317448
accession number
230396
catalog number
317448
Credit Line
U.S. Weather Bureau
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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