Object ID 004068
Object Name Asepto Certified Fever Thermometer
Object Desc A blue cardboard box containing a B-D fever thermometer with black thermometer case and certificate.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY004055a-f
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 3, Shelf 5
Object Date 1949
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End Year Range
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords thermometer,Asepto,Becton, Dickinson & Co.,medical,
Title Asepto Certified Fever Thermometer
Description [a] Cardboard cover is light blue with dark blue label where text is printed. [b] The bottom portion of the box is a vibrant solid blue color inside and out, the only lettering that is found is on the inside in silver. [c] Paper certificate inside the box is folded with black lettering save for a stamp in blue in showing the serial number and date "Nov 11'49" The certificate also has directions for use and reading printed on it. [d] The bottom portion of the thermometer holder is black plastic that is shaped like a pen. It is pointed toward the bottom end and has ribbing where the top portion screws on. [e] The top portion of the holder is shaped like a pen top with a silver clip with the letters B-D embrossed in it. [f] There is a 4 inch glass thermometer that fits inside the black holder. It has a small silver tip on one end and measurements running along one side. One side of the thermometer is white with some lettering on it which read "17255 Asepto B-D Rutherford NJ"
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Place of Origin
Maker Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Maker Details The company was founded in 1897 and headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey as an American medical technology company that manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents. The company is still popular today with over 30,000 employees in 50 countries throughout the world.
Date MAR 20,2016
Summary Good Condition
Assessor Nicole Burdick
Notes Cardboard packaging has some slight wearing on the corners and edges. There is a patch on the labeling where the coloring has been torn from the cardboard. 1.35 is also written on the lid. The thermometer container is in excellent condition with no scratches or markings. The thermometer itself is also in excellent condition with no chips or scratches although there is no liqiuid left inside to measure temperature.