Hicks Thermometer

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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 "-No.217967-." The clear front is marked "FAHRT" and graduated every degree Fahrenheit from -65 to +150. 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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J. J. Hicks
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
overall: 20 1/2 in; 52.07 cm
overall: 20 1/2 in x 3/8 in; 52.07 cm x .9525 cm
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U.S. Weather Bureau
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National Museum of American History