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Howdy! I am seeking help with aging my Prestone thermometers. The thermometer on the left has "51" and the thermometer on the right has "5." I thinking 1951 but unsure about the "5." Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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that number is a tube number, the 2 thermometers shown have a different temp. range

please show picture of complete thermometers to verify .. ... cool

the 51 thermometer reads 90 below 0, the 5 thermometer reads 60 below 0 ,

as these thermometers were used in different parts of the country ..

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Thank you!

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Now you got me looking at the one on my wall. Mine has a 3 and goes down to 60.

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Originally Posted by Wrench man
Mine has a 3 and goes down to 60.

the scale on yours goes past 60 as the one of subject stops at 60 .. ... cool


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Gotcha. I never realized there were so many different variants!!

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All 3 different temp numbers and the lettering is different that says prestone anti freeze

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My "set, Safe, Sure" Prestone goes from 20 degrees to 120 degrees. Can I assume that it would have been in southern states?

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my set safe sure has a 52 under the 120 my youre safe has a 5 by the 120 my magnetic film has 55 by the 120

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If I remember correctly there is a date code on the back side of the wood.


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