Hicks Medical Thermometer

Description
This unusual mercury-in-glass thermometer has a cylindrical bulb and a flat tube. It is marked “J. HICKS LONDON” and “PATENT EXPRESS.” It is only 4 inches long. The scale extends from 95 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit, divided in fifths. The glass tube holding the mercury expands slightly just above the bulb. The back of the scale is red. The Taylor Instrument Companies gave it to the Smithsonian in 1923.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
thermometer
date made
before 1923
maker
Hicks, J. J.
Measurements
overall: 1/8 in x 4 in x 1/4 in; .3175 cm x 10.16 cm x .635 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
MG*M-07713
catalog number
M-07713
accession number
70532
model number
1358253
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 Co.

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