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Dairy Thermometer

Description

Clear glass cylindrical tube with tapered end containing mercury, small beads and a red substance; inner tube extends up inside; paper inserts printed in red and black with measures; tapered at top with tiny ring; dovetailed, rectangular wooden box with sliding lid; cotton (or wool?) stuffing

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1900-1996
Inscriptions
Printed on paper inserts: Pasteurizing Thermometer. Fahr. scale. Made in U.S.A.; [scale from] 20 [to] 200 [in increments of 20 on one side and 10 on other]; Freezing (32 degrees); Blood heat (98 degrees); Pasteurize (165 degrees) [and] Boiling (202 degrees) [in red]
Material
beads (pierced objects)
cotton (textile)
glass (material)
glassblowing
mercury
paper (fiber product)
printing (process)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Food Processing T&E
Descriptive terms
Beads
beads (pierced objects)
Blown
cookware
Cotton
cotton (textile)
Glass
glass (material)
glassblowing
mercury
Mercury
paper (fiber product)
printing (process)
THERMOMETER, MILK
thermometers
Transfer Printed
Unidentified Paper
wood (plant material)
Accession Number
1995.198.1-.2
Credit Line
Gift of Elizabeth McAfoose
GUSN
10016

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