Dairy Thermometer

Collection Type

  • Cooking equipment

Date

1900-1996

GUSN

GUSN-10016

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

Descriptive Terms

thermometers
cookware
beads (pierced objects)
glassblowing
cotton (textile)
glass (material)
mercury
paper (fiber product)
printing (process)
wood (plant material)
Mercury
Glass
Unidentified Paper
Blown
Transfer Printed
Cotton
Beads
THERMOMETER, MILK

Inscription

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]

Additional Identification Number

1995.198.1AB,2

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth McAfoose

Accession Number

1995.198.1-.2