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An old lady in a chemists misunderstanding the use of a thermometer. Wood engraving after C. Keene.

Keene, Charles, 1823-1891.
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Dialogue includes: Mrs. Purkset (née Gamp). "Please, sir, I want one o' them thum - um - things, yer know, sir, as reggylates the 'eat of a room." Chemist, "Thermometer, you mean, ma'am, I suppose?" Mrs. P. (eagerly). "Yes, sir, that's it, sir. And if you'll be s' kind, sir, to set it to 'sixty five', 'cause that's what the doctor says I'm to keep the room at!!"

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[London]

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1 print : wood engraving

Lettering

"Temperature" C.K.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 15634i

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  • English



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