Posted 5 years ago
It never ceases to amaze me what "odd" things show up every so often at my favorite thrift store. Here's one of today's prizes, scored in exchange for almost all of 3 bucks. :-)
This is some sort of industrial thermometer made by TRERICE, a company apparently still in existence in Michigan. It is presumably designed to attach to a pipeline (or some piece of equipment, anyway?) so to measure the temperature of a liquid (?) within. Unlike similar examples currently displayed on the TRERICE website, this one has red mercury in it (with label on the backside warning of such, also proudly proclaiming "MADE IN USA") and measures from 0 - 100 degrees Fahrenheit. It has an "adjustable" mounting bracket hardware and temperature sensing element to allow usage in different orientations. It measures 17" long overall and 2-1/4" wide, the gauge itself is about 11".