Mercury Thermometer

DLSPH Collection · Public Health

Accession Number: 2016.phlt.1.91

Description:

A brown plastic rectangular instrument with two identical mercury thermometers marked in Fahrenheit side by side on its surface. Below the thermometers, a small glass chamber is secured horizontally to the instrument by a black metal clip. A fabric tube leads from the base of one of the mercury thermometers into the glass chamber.

Primary Materials: Plastic, Glass

Markings:

Embossed lettering on the back of the instrument reads as follows:

“PART No. 5P-377
TOOL No. T 66978
CAV. No. 1”

Dimensions (cm):

Length = 11.5, Width = 3, Height = 22.5.

Function: ***

Condition:

Very Good: The instrument is slightly abraded and dirty in places.

Manufacturer: Taylor, U.S.A.

Date of Manufacture: Unknown