- This is a mercury-in-glass thermometer with a mile-white back that reads from -40 to +110 degrees Fahrenheit. Its lower part is bent so that the cylindrical bulb protrudes out the back of the supporting black metal plate. This plate is marked, at top, “U.S. / WEATHER BUREAU / No 2” and in the middle “Taylor Instrument Companies / ROCHESTER, N.Y.” It is also marked “Tycos” with a flag announcing the company logo, “ACCURATUS TB.”
- The Weather Bureau began building kiosks in 1909, equipping them with meteorological instruments, and placing them around the country where they would be seen by citizens. This thermometer was designed for that purpose, and probably was not available commercially.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- ca 1910
- Taylor Instrument Co.
- place made
- United States: New York, Rochester
- overall: 16 in x 2 in; 40.64 cm x 5.08 cm
- overall: 16 in x 2 in x 4 1/2 in; 40.64 cm x 5.08 cm x 11.43 cm
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- U.S. Weather Bureau
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- Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
- Measuring & Mapping
- Thermometers and Hygrometers
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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