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Thermometer

1977.746 (RS117064)

Description

Mercury thermometer with brass backplate mounted on wood; rectangular shaped with arched molded top; degrees range from 120 to 10; thermometer secured with two brass bail wires with diamond shaped ends secured with two brass screws; brass basket/bale at base of thermometer protects mercury ball and is secured with two brass scres; brass hinged tab on back for hanging.

Details

Maker
Andrew J. Lloyd & Co. (Maker)
Date
ca. 1810
Inscriptions
""ANDREW J. LLOYD CO. BOSTON"" and left facing lion (trademark?) engraved on plate just below arch.
Location of origin
Boston, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
mercury
wood (plant material)
Object type
Thermal T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Glass
glass (material)
mercury
Mercury
THERMOMETER
thermometers
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
9.125 x 2.063 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.746
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4538

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