The easiest reading veterinary thermometer available. The silver mercury column 'pops out' against the golden yellow glass background. Extra heavy duty. 5" with a ring top, comes with case and clip. See below for State restrictions on mercury thermometers.
Restrictions on Sales of Mercury Fever Thermometers. In order to help remove the threat of mercury fever thermometer breakage and subsequent release of mercury vapor indoors, some states and municipalities have passed laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale and/or distribution of these thermometers. As of October 2, 2008, thirteen states have laws that limit the manufacture, sale and/or distribution of mercury fever thermometers
: California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Oregon, Washington.