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Thermometer/ liquor

Object Number: 
2002.1.4500
Date: 
1940-1960
Medium: 
Plastic, glass, metal, paper
Dimensions: 
Key: 9 x 3 x 1/2 in.; box: 9 x 3 x 3/4 in.
Description: 
A white box contained a white plastic key shaped novelty with a glass alcohol thermometer set into the shaft with a Fahrenheit scale on gold paper and an advertisment on the handle. The box is printed in red "The Key To Good Fortune", followed by a poem, and the top of the key is printed in blue "Choice Wines/ And Liquors/ Nicholas J. Botsacoa & Sons, Inc./ 1335 St. Nicholas Ave., N.Y.C./ WA 3-5740--3-5705/ At 177th St. & St. Nicholas Ave."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group