Series 65 - Thermometers (non-clinical)



Inventory Listing

MHM00081 Thermometer: Glass
Marked on glass "O.K. Brand Guaranteed. Courcet"
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Brief Description

Glass thermometer, with screw-on cylindrical cover, O.K. brand, calibrated from 10 to 150 degrees fahrenheit.

History of Object

Included in contents of Dr. James Jamieson's medical bag (registration number 74), who practiced in Warnambool and Melbourne, later lecturing in Obstetrics at Melbourne University. He died in 1916.

Materials and Finishes

Metal (plated) and glass.

References

Association file; AMA Museum catalogue.

Creator Not known
Date range ? - 1916    Quantity 1 item (13.1 x 1.4 cm)
Inventory Identifier MHM00081 Series 65
MHM02649 Thermometer: floating 14-inch bath thermometer
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Brief Description

Floating 14-inch bath thermometer with Dr. Forbes' specifications. Consists of wood-encased thermometer with turned handle.

History of Object

Materials and Finishes

Glass, wood and paper (printed).

References

Catalogue: Down Bros. Ltd., 1938. "Catalogue of Surgical Instruments and Appliances", p. 1642, no. 1642/1-2.

Creator Not known
Date range c. 1940    Quantity 1 item (3.0 x 35.0 x 2.5 cm)
Inventory Identifier MHM02649 Series 65
MHM02650 Thermometer: incubator thermometer by Normalglas
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Brief Description

Incubator thermometer for up to 220 Fahrenheit, in metal cylinder container, by Normalglas.

History of Object

Materials and Finishes

Glass, paper, metal (painted), cork and mercury.

References

Creator Not known
Date range 1900? - 1909?    Quantity 1 item ([container] 31.7 x 1.3 cm)
Inventory Identifier MHM02650 Series 65
MHM02651 Thermometer by Zeiss, in box
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Brief Description

Thermometer by Zeiss, with directions for dealing with disjointed mercury thread, and in cardboard cylinder container.

History of Object

Materials and Finishes

Glass, rubber, paper (printed) and cardboard.

References

Creator Not known
Quantity 1 item ([container] 19.7 x 2.25 cm) Inventory Identifier MHM02651 Series 65
MHM02652 Thermometer
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Brief Description

Thermometer for up to 100C, in wooden cylinder container. Gauge number well-worn.

History of Object

Materials and Finishes

Glass, wood and mercury.

References

Creator Not known
Date range 1900? - 1909?    Quantity 1 item ([container] 34.0 x 1.8 cm)
Inventory Identifier MHM02652 Series 65
MHM03970 Thermometer: incubator thermometer in wooden case, by Victor-X-Ray Corp.
On thermometer, "Victor-X-Ray Corp."
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Brief Description

Incubator thermometer for up to 140 Fahrenheit, held in upright cylindrical wooden case, manufactured by Victor-X-Ray Corp.

History of Object

This item was originally donated to the Victorian Branch of the Australian Medical Association. The A.M.A. donated its historical collection of documents and artifacts to the University of Melbourne's Medical History Museum in 1994.

Materials and Finishes

Wood, glass, metal and mercury.

References

Creator Australian Medical Association (Victoria Branch)
Date range 1940? - 1969?    Quantity 2 items (item 1 [case]: 30.5 x 1.9 cm; item 2 [thermometer]: 25.5 x 0.5 cm)
Inventory Identifier MHM03970 Series 65

Published by the Centre for the Study of Health and Society, December 2004
Listed by Ann Brothers, Kate Naughton, Louise Murray, Jessica Lo and Jessie Borrelle
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