Taylor Instrument Companies Etched-Stem Thermometer 1940s?

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0.5 linear feet (1 artifact box)
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MSS 00432

This collection contains 1 thermometer filled with red liquid. The thermometer is 16 x 1 cm, and has a temperature range of -30 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Also included in this collection is a cylindrical case for the thermometer, measuring 18 x 2 cm. The exterior of the case includes the company name, Taylor Instrument Companies, and the item number: no. 6110.

Presented by Betty Doyle. Ms. Doyle obtained the thermometer from her father, Paul Greene, who was a herdsman caring for Guernsey cattle. The thermometer was used on Brookberry Farm, Forsythe County, North Carolina from the 1940s until 1970, when all the cows were sold. The farm was owned by Bowman Gray, Jr.

Biographical/historical note

Presented by Betty Doyle. Ms. Doyle obtained the thermometer from her father, Paul Greene, who was a herdsman caring for Guernsey cattle. The thermometer was used on Brookberry Farm, Forsythe County, North Carolina from the 1940s until 1970, when all the cows were sold. The farm was owned by Bowman Gray, Jr.

George Taylor and David Kendall founded the Taylor Instrument Company in Rochester, New York in 1851 under the original name Kendall & Tyalor. The general stock and trade of the company was in thermometers and other instruments for monitoring temperature. Kendall and Taylor had both worked as thermometer makers before forming their partnership. Kendall left the company in 1853, and Taylor succeeded him as sole owner before withdrawing himself in 1859. George's brother Frank came to Rochester in 1862, and renamed the company Taylor and Richardson under himself and Hamlet Richardson. Richardson left in 1866 and later sold his interest to George Taylor in 1870. The company then became the Taylor Brothers Company in 1872. George remained president of the company until his death in 1889. Frank succeeded him and stayed on as president until 1900. Frank Taylor began branching out with the purchase of several other companies, beginning with the purchase of the Watertown Thermometer Company in 1891. The individual companies purchased by the Taylor Brothers Company were consolidated under the umbrella name Taylor Instrument Companies in the early 1900s. Taylor Instrument Companies merged with Combustion Engineering in 1983, becoming one of the largest process instrumentation companies in the U.S. Combustion Engineering became part of the ABB Group in 1989, joining the largest electrical engineering company in the world. (Taylor Instrument Company Papers, D. 120, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester)

Scope/content

This collection contains 1 thermometer filled with red liquid. The thermometer is 16 x 1 cm, and has a temperature range of -30 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Also included in this collection is a cylindrical case for the thermometer, measuring 18 x 2 cm. The exterior of the case includes the company name, Taylor Instrument Companies, and the item number: no. 6110.

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Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice.

Curatorial supervision needed due to the fragile nature of the thermometer. Researchers may need to submit requests with more than the standard 48 hours notice.

Use of these materials

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The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Taylor Instrument Companies Etched-Stem Thermometer, MSS 00432, Special Collections Research Center, NC State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

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Source of acquisition

Transferred from William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine, 2019 (Accession 2020.0006)

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Processed by: Clara Wilson, 2020 January; machine-readable finding aid created by: Clara Wilson, 2020 January.

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Taylor Etched-Stem Thermometer no. 6110 1940s?

1 thermometer: red liquid filled; 16 x 1 cm + 1 container (18 x 2 cm). Thermometer has a range of -30 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice.

Curatorial supervision needed due to the fragile nature of the thermometer. Researchers may need to submit requests with more than the standard 48 hours notice.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Taylor Instrument Companies Etched-Stem Thermometer, MSS 00432, NC State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.