Antique Desktop Thermometer Ship's Anchor Crescent Art Novelties Irvington NJ
Description: Antique and unusual desktop thermometer made by the Crescent Art Novelties Co. of Irvington New Jersey. The nonferrous metal thermometer has a central dial with a ship's anchor design. The dial shows the temperature in its upper portion and has a needle which moves to indicate the temperature. The thermometer, which reads temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit, has a rectangular base which is covered with green felt. The thermometer does rise in temperature when exposed to heat and falls in temperature when exposed to cold indicating that it is in working condition. We have not attempted to determine its accuracy and are selling the piece as is. The piece is in very good condition and would make a great addition to your collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain, but most likely late 1800s (Late 19th century) or very early 1900s (very early 20th century).
Origin: Purchased at an estate sale in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The piece was made in Irvington, New Jersey.
Size: The thermometer is ~4 3/4" high, ~2 3/4" at its widest, with the dial being ~2 1/4" in diameter and the base being ~2 1/2" by ~1". The piece weighs about 10 ounces.
Maker: Crescent Art Novelties Co.
Marks: Has the marking "CRESCENTART IRVINGTON N.J." on the bottom of the dial.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice and rather unusual desktop piece in very good condition worthy of a spot in your collection.
Condition: The thermometer is in very good condition with no breaks or repairs. The metal surface does have a few scratches and some minor dings. However, these are minor and do not affect the beauty or quality of the piece. The green felt on the bottom of the base is pushed into the base but is still well in place and intact. The thermometer does rise in temperature when exposed to heat and falls in temperature when exposed to cold indicating that it is in working condition. We have not attempted to determine its accuracy and are selling the piece as is. A nice piece worthy of a spot in your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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