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Chew Mail Pouch Tabacco thermometer repo or?
#707971 Sat Apr 14 2018 11:53 AM
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The thermometer is 39"x8" wondering if it is repro or original tin. I was researching and saw variations all claiming to be original. I also read the threads on here about them and still not sure. I do notice some say at the bottom "TAYLOR", "Tru temp", "made in USA"(mine) and some nothing. some also only go up to 110 not 130. One thread here said if repro wood on back would be plywood and thermometer itself would be around 12" not 14" Any help would be appreciated.

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chevy350 #707986 Sat Apr 14 2018 05:34 PM
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I've always felt the white backed ones are the newest. I'm not sure if they are reproductions or reissues....

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chevy350 #708023 Sun Apr 15 2018 11:44 AM
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Not sure if this helps or not .I have a mail pouch thermometer that looks almost the same as yours ,except mine is a darker blue the back is lime green the temp goes up to 120 degrees the thermometer is 13 inches long . There is no makers mark only the numbers 123 at the bottom of the thermometer tube. I bought it at a local antique shop, I could tell it had been outside for some time, so I assumed it was real. But I am no expert ! OH and mine is solid wood on back that is 16 inches long.

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lots on ebay for sale compare there

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slipperpicker #708087 Mon Apr 16 2018 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by slipperpicker
lots on ebay for sale compare there

Thanks , have done that but as we all know you can't always trust what they claim. I am not looking for value just someone knowledgeable about history age etc.

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JimT #708088 Mon Apr 16 2018 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by JimT
I've always felt the white backed ones are the newest. I'm not sure if they are reproductions or reissues....

Thanks Jack


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Thanks Jack[/quote]

No problem Bob.

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JimT #708162 Tue Apr 17 2018 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by JimT

Thanks Jack


No problem Bob.
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Ooops. Sorry about that. blush Don't know what I was thinking or I guess NOT thinking. smile

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If this helps any, I have a Mail Pouch thermometer identical to yours that I purchased new about 30 years ago at a local K-Mart.

Pat

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pgerald #708347 Fri Apr 20 2018 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by pgerald
If this helps any, I have a Mail Pouch thermometer identical to yours that I purchased new about 30 years ago at a local K-Mart.

Pat

That does help. Thank you. I just saw one exactly the same on EBAY claiming it was 50's 60's sell for $125.


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