Desk thermometer

Object Number: 
1956.23
Date: 
ca. 1900-1930
Medium: 
Ivory, glass, mercury
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 36.8 x 9.5 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Desk thermometer of ivory tusk with engraved numbers in fahrenheit and centigrade and mercury filled glass tube.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, the thermometer belonged to Manton Marble, editor of the "New York World." When he retired, he gave it to his daughter, Miss Delia W. Marble.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Col. Thatchet T. P. Luquer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group