Taylor Medical Thermometer

This mercury-in-glass thermometer has a milk-white back. The tube is triangular in cross section, with the scale on one face and the number on another. The scale extends from 92 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit, divided in fifths. It is marked “766418” and “TAYLOR INSTRUMENT COMPANIES / ROCHESTER, N.Y.” The Taylor Instrument Companies began operating as such in 1907. The firm gave this instrument to the Smithsonian in 1923.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
before 1923
Taylor Instrument Co.
overall: 1/4 in x 13/32 in x 1/4 in; .635 cm x 1.016 cm x .635 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Health & Medicine
Thermometers and Hygrometers
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Thermometers and Hygrometers
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Taylor Instrument Companies
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