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This simple mercury-in-glass thermometer has a brass scale housed in a maple case suitable for hanging on the wall. The scale is graduated in degrees from -40 to +150. and is marked "C.J. Tagliabue Mfg. Co. Bklyn. N.Y. Made in U.S.A."
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Object Name
date made
after 1885
C. J. Tagliabue Manufacturing Company
place made
United States: New York, Brooklyn
overall: 10 3/8 in x 1 1/4 in x 7/8 in; 26.3525 cm x 3.175 cm x 2.2225 cm
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Measuring & Mapping
Thermometers and Hygrometers
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National Museum of American History
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My Uncle William Kerr Matheson worked with/for CJT when he came to the USA from Scotland. He was trained at Barr and Stroud in Glasgow. I believe that one of his areas was temperature measuring devices. I have a note book that he kept with CJT with drawings and cutouts that I assume they were either interested in or contemplating making.
I found a similar thermometer; however, it has a brass base with "C.J. Tagliabue MFG. Co. NY" engraved on the base. Also, the brass by the thermometer is marked with " C.J. Tagliabue MFG. CO. New York (all caps)." Is this another version of this? Unfortunately for me, the glass thermometer is broken.
"From 1943-1945, I worked for the CJ Tagliabue Manufacuring Company in their plant at Myrtle and Nostrand Avenues in Brooklyn. Our EP (Electrical Pyrometers) Department designed instruments using thermocouples for measuring and controlling temperature - a big development from Tag's thermometer days."

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