Floating dairy thermometer

Made 1900-1950

This is a floating dairy thermometer with a turned wood body. Thermometers were used continuously in the dairy for monitoring not only the condition of the produce, but also the temperature of the milk room to prevent any spoilage. It was important for milk thermometers to have clearly defined graduation marks which could be observed readily and which were contained within the thermometer’s body so as to not allow the accrual of bacteria or hardened milk in the cavities that were formed by exter...

Summary

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A floating dairy thermometer floating, made of turned wood and glass.

Dimensions

25 mm
405 mm
25 mm

Production

1900-1950

Source

Purchased 1985
1 January, 1970

Cite this Object

Floating dairy thermometer 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 26 June 2017, <https://ma.as/37709>
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