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19th c Giant Wooden Advertising Thermometer NY Life Insurance Co "NYLIC"

About the Item

Giant sized forty seven inches tall wooden thermometer made by the Hoehn Company Thermomter Makers, Chambers Street, NYC. constucted of hard wood with a rounded top and beveled edges, it adverrtises NYLIC-New York Life Insurance Co. wanting Bright Young Men- Permanent Pay. Measuring Blood Heat, Summer Heat,Tempe Rate, Freezing and Zero, the glass thermometer is in tact- the mercury has long been evaporated. Some fading of the black stamped on letters and numbers but over-all in great condition with the original gold milk paint. The company was founded in 1841 and was on Broadway in the 1890s. It still exits today in Manhatten. A wonderful piece of New York history.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 47 in (119.38 cm)Width: 9.25 in (23.5 cm)Depth: 1 in (2.54 cm)
  • Style:
    Folk Art (Of the Period)
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  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1890s
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading. In as found condition some nail holes. Solid and in tact.
  • Seller Location:
    Savannah, GA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU1071231238482
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