Taylor Medical Thermometer

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
Object Name
thermometer
date made
1907-1923
maker
Taylor Instrument Co.
Measurements
overall: 1/4 in x 4 in x 1/4 in; .635 cm x 10.16 cm x .635 cm
ID Number
MG*M-07708
catalog number
M-07708
accession number
70532
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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