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
Object Name
temperature and pressure gauge
date made
ca 1900
maker
Hohmann & Maurer
Measurements
overall: 13 3/4 in; 34.925 cm
place made
United States: New York, Rochester
ID Number
PH*308160
catalog number
308160
accession number
70532
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Measuring & Mapping
Thermometers and Hygrometers
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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