Hicks Thermometer

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
Object Name
maximum thermometer
thermometer
maker
J. J. Hicks
Measurements
overall: 18 in; 45.72 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
PH*317448
accession number
230396
catalog number
317448
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
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Thermometers and Hygrometers
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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