Cased c1810 Axilla Thermometer by Cary, London

Cased c1810 Axilla Thermometer by Cary, London


Cased c1810 Axilla Thermometer by Cary, London


See description



Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Medicine, Diagnostics


A c1810 axilla ( aka: armpit) thermometer by William Cary (1759-1815), London. The scale is “bone”. Length: 6″ or 15 cm angle-end to angle-end. Case: 6.5″ .The purpose of the bend or angle  was supposedly to allow the physician to read the scale while standing behind the patient. Cary was trained under Ramsden and was one of England’s leading scientific instrument makers during the reign of George III. He produced a variety of instruments including telescopes, microscopes, navigational devices, etc.

Ask the Dealer

Item enquiry

To enquire about this item, complete the form bellow to send a message to the Dealer

Enter Email
Confirm Email

Dealer information

US M&R Gordon

Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for almost four decades. They have helped build a number of major private collections and have contributed to the holdings of many museums. They also deal in other scientific and technology related items, including calculating instruments, office machines, patent models and wine-related accessories such as corkscrews. ROBERTA GORDON IS A SKILLED RESTORER WHO CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS AND CASES THAT NEED ATTENTION. Feel free to contact them for details at: or 718-623-6777