Taylor Medical Thermometer

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Description
This mercury-in-glass thermometer has a cylindrical bulb and a milk-white back. The scale on the circular tubes extends from 94 to 108 degrees Fahrenheit, divided in fifths. It is marked “766419” 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.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1907-1923
maker
Taylor Instrument Co.
Measurements
overall: 1/4 in x 3 7/8 in x 1/8 in; .635 cm x 9.8425 cm x .3175 cm
ID Number
MG.M-07714
catalog number
M-07714
accession number
70532
Credit Line
Taylor Instrument Companies
subject
Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Thermometers and Hygrometers
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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