Taylor Bros. Household Thermometer

Description
This alcohol-in-glass thermometer has a milk-white tube and a metal bulb guard. The supporting metal plate reads, in the arch at top, “TAYLOR BRO’S / Rochester / N.Y.” and is graduated from -20 to 116 degrees Fahrenheit, with indications for “Freez/ing,” “Tempe/rate,” “Sumr/Heat” and “Blood/Heat.” And it sports an image of a hand holding a flag marked “ACCURATUS TB,” a trade mark that the firm adopted after 1879.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1872-1890
maker
Taylor Brothers
place made
United States: New York, Rochester
Measurements
overall: 2 in x 8 3/4 in; 5.08 cm x 22.225 cm
thermometer: 6 3/4 in; 17.145 cm
ID Number
PH.308156
catalog number
308156
accession number
70532
Credit Line
Taylor Instrument Companies
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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