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Vintage French Thermometer - Lantern Style - Fahrenheit WORKS France

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This shows how the coolest things are so easily overlooked. I had no idea what this little thing was, and almost passed it by. Good thing I took a second look because I KNOW there is a home for this somewhere. This charming little lantern is actually a working thermometer, reading in Fahrenheit, and perfect for your desk or dresser. I think the metal case is spun aluminum with a golden brass finish. The working parts are encased in plastic. The arrow pointer moves to indicate the temperature, and it really works! The 4 knobs that hold the case together screw off so the whole thing comes apart if you want it to. It is a little dusty inside so a cleaning might do it some good. There are NO scratches or damage to the metal, but there might be some slight scuffs to the plastic – hard to tell 'til it's cleaned up. It stands 2 3/8" high, not including the hanging ring. It is 2 3/8" across the top. The dial is marked MADE IN FRANCE and THERMOMETER FAHRENHEIT, but does not say a maker. Such a clever little object and USEFUL, too. My best guess is that it dates to the 1950s, maybe earlier.


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Vintage French Thermometer - Lantern Style - Fahrenheit WORKS France


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: metal, aluminum, plastic, golden, brass, shiny
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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