Taylor Household Thermometer

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Description
This is a glass thermometer filled with a red liquid that the manufacturer termed “Permacolor or Mercolor.” The tube has a milk-white back and a front configured so as to magnify the liquid column. The supporting metal plate is marked, at top, “Tycos / ROCHESTER, N.Y. U.S.A. / TORONTO, CANADA.” This is graduated from 26 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit, and provided with a metal bulb guard. This is mounted, in turn, on a wood board. The Taylor Instrument Companies donated it to the Smithsonian in 1923. It was apparently made in 1913, the year Taylor opened an office in Toronto.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1913
maker
Taylor Instrument Co.
place made
United States: New York, Rochester
Measurements
overall: 2 1/4 in x 8 1/2 in; 5.715 cm x 21.59 cm
tube: 6 1/2 in; 16.51 cm
overall: 8 1/2 in x 2 3/16 in x 5/8 in; 21.59 cm x 5.55625 cm x 1.5875 cm
ID Number
PH.308157
catalog number
308157
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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