4 Free Thermometer Clipart
These are some free Vintage Thermometer clipart pictures. Some of these look like they are for measuring the temperatures outdoors and not so much for measuring body temps, as they are encased in metal. But they refer to “blood heat” on the instrument itself, so I’m bit a confused about that. Maybe one of you guys can fill me in on that! I have also finally found a traditional body heat Thermometer picture and have added it to the mix here, and you will also find a beautiful Antique Barometer image at the bottom of the post. Hopefully one of these will suit your purposes for your creative projects.
Body Temperature Thermometer Clipart
Here is the latest addition to this collection. I’ve putting looking high and low for this one and finally found it my Antique Pharmacy Supply Catalog. I guess I should have checked their first! Anyway, this is a classic looking Vintage Glass Thermometer made to take body temperature to measure fevers etc. They used Mercury inside of the glass to measure the heat, so it was something that you never wanted to break!
This is an Antique Black and White Thermometer Image. This is a round black and white thermometer with a striped pattern along the bottom and the top. This thermometer has a circle ring type metal handle on the top of it.
Today I’m sharing this Free Thermometer Clipart Image. This was scanned from a rare Antique Printer’s book that dates to around Circa 1880’s. It appears to be made out of black metal with a glass thermometer in the center. I would certainly be happy if it was 70 degrees around here today! I’m not sure what the “Blood Heat” words are referring to, as this does not look like the type of instrument that you would use for your body?! If you have any ideas about that, please let us all know in the comments below.
This is an amazing Antique Barometer Image! Shown above is a fantastic Steampunk style graphic of an old Barometer, with all kinds of gears and dials on it! Such a cool piece! This is another image scanned from a very rare printer’s book in my collection! There’s no date in the book, but my best guess would be that it’s from around the 1880′s.
Perhaps you could use these to illustrate a post about the Weather or maybe use it in your Steampunk projects. You might also like some Old Fashioned Cast Iron Toys from the same book or if you are looking for medical related graphics you may like our Anatomical Heart Images HERE.
These are interesting! I was also wondering about the term ‘blood heat.’ The more I thought about it, and where it was located on the thermometer itself, I thought it only made sense it would depict body heat – the normal temperature of our body being about 98.6°F (37°C). Anything higher would mean having a fever.
That’s just my guess. I really love the Vintage Barometer. It certainly tells the story!! Thanks so much for sharing these with us! It’s always a joy to learn something new and interesting!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Karen Watson says
Thanks Irene! I hope you have a great weekend too!
Maxine D says
Love this, thanks Karen.
100.4 is the temp of our blood
thankyou for all the wonderful images
Carrie lopez says
So as soon as I saw this picture I knew I had seen it somewhere
And just confirmed with my mom.. My great grandma had one and growing up
It was stored in the old house we ended up remodeling. As kids though, it was one
Of the many antique items we would ” play” with. It’s probably hidden somewhere between the walls of our old farmhouse !! Those were some fun times!
Carol Sloan says
I’ll bet that the “blood heat” is referring to our body temperature. It is an odd way to phrase it though…
Carol Sloan says
Oh, I just saw the previous post about the blood heat…
I’ll go with “Temp Rate” as meaning “temperate” – or moderate, not extreme. Since it is at 60.
Lisa @ Me & My House says
I’m guessing – purely a guess – that Blood Heat, temp is as hot as your blood, i.e. body temperature, 98.6, near 100.