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 “HOHMANN & MAURER / 90 / FULTON ST / NEW YORK / 1121.” The brass housing around the mercury-in-glass thermometer is graduated, on one side, from 140 to 274 degrees Fahrenheit. The other side is marked “HOHMANN & MAURER / 90 / FULTON ST. NEW YORK” and has a scale from zero to 25, presumably for pressure in pounds per square inch. This was probably made in the mid-1880s, shortly after the firm began in business in New York City. It came to the Smithsonian in 1923.
Currently not on view
Object Name
temperature and pressure gauge
date made
ca 1885
Hohmann & Maurer
overall: 16 1/2 in; 41.91 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
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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