Hardware/ household

Object Number: 
2002.1.2565
Date: 
1940-1960
Medium: 
Plastic, glass
Dimensions: 
3 3/4 x 8 x 1/4 in.
Description: 
A flat plastic thermometer shaped like a grandfather clock with a staircase and banister behind printed at the bottom "Home Fuel Oil Co./ UNion 3-5000/ Union City, N.J./ Sales-Oil Burners-Service". In the center of the clock where the pendulum would be is a glass alcohol thermometer on a small gold metal plate with scales in Celsius and Farhenheit degrees. In the face of the clock instead of hands is a blue-gray fuzzy disk that indicates humidity surrounded by the words "Weather Prophet/ Rosy Pink-Rain; Blue-Fair and Dry; Bluish Pink-Change".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group