993.219.1: Thermometer in Case, 1911-1960

Additional Images

993.219.1: Thermometer in Case. Half-minute,
Image No. 789 Half-minute, "Progress", 95°-110°F thermometer with case; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Half-minute, "Progress", 95°-110°F scale thermometer in metal plated case. Thermometer mercury bulb broken and missing.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.219.1
Collection: Diagnostic, Clinical
Date: 1911-1960

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 11.4 cm
  • Diameter: 1.1 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Thermometer
  • b) Case base
  • c) Slide on lid

Object Materials

  • glass,
  • mercury,
  • metal,
  • plating

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Hawkins, A. L., & Co. Ltd.
  • Owner: Dr. Donald H. Paterson
  • History of Use: Dr. Donald Paterson [1890-1968] a pioneer and leader in paediatrics. In 1946 he founded the Health Centre for Children in Vancouver and in 1954 was a founding member of the Board of the B.C. Association for Retarded Children.