Hohmann & Maurer Temperature and Pressure Gauge

Description
This is a short-stem instrument designed for industrial use. The brass plate at the top of the V-shaped iron case is marked “TAYLOR BRO’S / ROCHESTER / NY.” The brass housing around the mercury-in-glass thermometer is marked on one side “FAH’T / TEMPERATURE SCALE” with scale extending from 125 to 270 degrees. The other side is marked “PRESSURE / SCALE lbs. per sq. inch” and reads from zero to 20; this is also marked “HOHMANN & MAURER MFG. CO. ROCHESTER, N.Y. H&M TRADE MARK.” It came to the Smithsonian in 1923.
Hohmann & Maurer began business in Manhattan around 1885, and moved to Brooklyn soon thereafter. It became a division of Taylor Bros. and moved to Rochester in 1896.
Ref: Hohmann & Maurer Mfg. Co., Thermometers and Gauges Illustrated Catalogue (Brooklyn, n.d.), part. II, p. 6.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1900
maker
Hohmann & Maurer
place made
United States: New York, Rochester
Measurements
overall: 13 3/4 in; 34.925 cm
overall: 13 11/16 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 7/8 in; 34.76625 cm x 4.445 cm x 4.7625 cm
ID Number
PH.308160
catalog number
308160
accession number
70532
Credit Line
Taylor Instrument Companies
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Thermometers and Hygrometers
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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