Antique Victorian White Ironstone Thermometer – Army & Navy Cooperative Stores Advertising
This is a beautiful example of a rare late Victorian white ironstone household thermometer.
Dating from the late 1800s, this white ironstone thermometer would have been hung up around the house (hanging on the hole at its top) to check the temperature of different rooms. Made in ceramic, it is rare to find them without chips and damage to the white ironstone like this.
The Army & Navy Co-operative Store was initially established in the 19th Century in order to secure a better price on common household goods for servicemen. This thermometer bears their fabulous logo at the top, and has great detailed lettering on it to show when a room was too hot or too cold.
While the white ironstone frame to this thermometer is in excellent condition, with the transfer still clearly visible and only some very light crazing, there does appear to be a fault with the thermometer. While the mercury does rise up and down in response to heat, it does not give an accurate reading. Nonetheless, this is still a stunning and rare item to have on display in the home.
Height, 25cm; Width, 5.5cm; Depth, 1.5cm
UK delivery included; international delivery £21 maximum depending on location.