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Title Clinical thermometer
Year Range from 1929
Year Range to 1949
Description Thermometer. Glass mercury thermometer has elongated bulb and graduated Fahrenheit scale from 94 to 106 degrees; numbers below normal are in blue, above normal in red; marked in script: "Medical Center B-D Rutherford NJ".

Thermometer case. Striated hard rubber pen-shaped case with rounded screw-top cap and pocket clip; square piece beneath cap prevents case from rolling. 1 thermometer case : hard rubber ; 12 x 1 (dia.) cm
Catalog number 1987.002.011
Notes Also marked with no. "17858". Housed in black hard rubber case. Case is cataloged separately

87.2.11 houses a Becton-Dickinson thermometer that may not be original to case. Thermometer is cataloged separately but stored together. 87.2.11 is missing pocket clip
Dimensions H-10.3 W-0.5 cm
Manufacturer or Distributor Becton, Dickinson & Co., Rutherford, NJ
Lexicon category Body temperature
Lexicon sub-category Thermometer
Search Terms thermometer case
clinical thermometer
body temperature
Height (cm) 10.3
Material glass, metal, and mercury
Accession number 1987.002