Hohmann & Maurer Temperature and Pressure Gauge

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
temperature and pressure gauge
date made
ca 1900
Hohmann & Maurer
overall: 13 3/4 in; 34.925 cm
place made
United States: New York, Rochester
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Measuring & Mapping
Thermometers and Hygrometers
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Thermometers and Hygrometers
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Taylor Instrument Companies

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