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And now... for something a little different! This charming little tourist card holds a tiny thermometer on a key-shaped abalone backing. It's tied to the card with red rayon ribbon, but you could just as easily tie it or hang it from a cord, ribbon, or chain for a fun pendant.

Another option is to glue a magnet to its back for keeping on your fridge. This is where I had it until recently, but I used a clip type of magnet.

The card shows a hand colored (?) bucolic country scene and capital letters at the top say LEWISTON, IDA. I wonder if that pristine hillside is covered with tract housing today??

I'm not sure how old this is... I'd say 1930s to 1950s.

The thermometer on its abalone key measures just over 2 inches long by 3/4 of an inch wide. The card it's on measures 3 1/8 inch long by 2 1/8 inch wide.

The thermometer and its abalone key are in excellent/perfect shape. The card has a couple of pinholes from being tacked to a wall or bulletin board in its time...

Note the thermometer is GLASS, so should obviously be handled with reasonable care.

Be sure to snoop in my shop for more unusual AuldBaubles!

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Vintage Thermometer Pendant. Key Shaped Abalone, Lewiston, Idaho. Cute


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: Abalone, Metal, Glass, Paper, Liquid
  • Only ships within United States.
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