Tagliabue Thermometer

Tagliabue Thermometer

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This is a mercury in glass Fahrenheit thermometer with a brass scale and a brass protective case. The scale ranges from 0 to 220 degrees, graduated every two degrees, and marked "FREEZING", "BLOOD HEAT", and "WATER BOILS." It is also marked "G. TAGLIBUE 302 PEARL ST. N.Y."
Tagliabue was an extended family of Italian descent that specialized in producing such glass instruments as thermometers, barometers, hydrometers and hygrometers. Giuseppe Tagliabue (1812-1878) was born in Como,
Italy, apprenticed with a brother in England, immigrated to the United States, established a business in New York in 1834, and won numerous awards for his instruments.
Ref.: "Giuseppe Tagliabue," in , vol 18, p. 273.
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Object Name
Tagliabue, Giuseppe
place made
United States: New York, New York City
overall: 9 19/32 in; 24.384 cm
overall: 9 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 24.765 cm x 4.445 cm x 3.175 cm
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Credit Line
John William Christopher Draper and James Christopher Draper
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