- 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.
- Currently not on view
- 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
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Credit Line
- John William Christopher Draper and James Christopher Draper
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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