The museum will be open Fridays through Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Sept. 25. Reserve your free timed-entry pass and review our latest visitor safety guidelines.

Taylor Medical Thermometer

Taylor Medical Thermometer

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description
This mercury-in-glass thermometer has a milk-white back. The tube has a flat back, and widens above the cylindrical bulb. The scale extends from 92 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit, divided in fifths. It is marked “442889” and “TAYLOR” and “ROCHESTER, N.Y.” The Taylor Instrument Companies gave it to the Smithsonian in 1923.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
thermometer, clinical
date made
before 1923
maker
Taylor Instrument Co.
Measurements
overall: 1/4 in x 4 in x 1/8 in;.635 cm x 10.16 cm x.3175 cm
ID Number
MG.M-07710
catalog number
M-07710
accession number
70532
Credit Line
Taylor Instrument Companies
subject
Medicine
See more items in
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Thermometers and Hygrometers
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Comments

Add a comment about this object