This is a mid-19th Century thermometer from Peterboro, New Hampshire. This was around the time when mercury was still used in thermometers. The thermometer seems to be fairly accurate, with temperature threshold marks.
Mid 19th Century
About 13-1/4” x 1-3/8” x 7/8”
Wood, brass, glass, mercury
“A.J. DODGE. PETERBORO N.H. BLOOD HEAT. SUMR HEAT. TEMPERATE. FREEZING.”
This is from a Household Objects collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAJJX8/97 CON-RLB-17 LCEJX4/17
8+ (Excellent): There is some patina on the brass, and the wood has some gashes on the reverse.
As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.