Taylor Medical Thermometer

Description
This mercury-in-glass thermometer has a milk-white back. The tube has a flat back, and widens above the cylindrical bulb. The scale extends from 92 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit, divided in fifths. It is marked “442889” and “TAYLOR” and “ROCHESTER, N.Y.” The Taylor Instrument Companies gave it to the Smithsonian in 1923.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
thermometer
date made
before 1923
maker
Taylor Instrument Co.
Measurements
overall: 1/4 in x 4 in x 1/8 in; .635 cm x 10.16 cm x .3175 cm
ID Number
MG*M-07710
catalog number
M-07710
accession number
70532
subject
Medicine
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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