Cast Iron & Brass Hunting Scene Desk Thermometer Fahrenheit & Reaumur France
VintageCast Iron & Brass Hunting Scene Desk Thermometer Fahrenheit & Reaumur France 1870’s era, this is a great piece, very nice casting of a hunter with a rifle holding a pheasant and his Irish setter hunting dog. This thermometer has F for Fahrenheit and R for Reaumur, an early measurement similar to Celsius. The bottom of the base has square nuts that look hand made. The thermometer tube is aged brass almost black in color. This is approx. 6.5″ tall, we had it cleaned and restored to it’s original colors. After much research we found that many of these were made in France, with a variety of styles and themes. These finding say they date from the 1860’s – 1880’s.