"World's Biggest" Going Up - John L. Chaney
"World's Biggest" Going Up to -V. & A. photos •Hie instrumoit billed as tte "world's largest glass tube thermometer" thermometer" was being erected at Lake Geneva Friday. A cran« was used to lift the mounting (above) into position in front of the John L. Chaney Instrument Co. building. It is about 30i4 feet high and 10 feet 7 inches wide. The structure wiU be anchored 6 feet below ground in 32 yards of concrete. •r Eight days of eocding were required at the Coming Glass Worits Co. in Coming, N. Y., when tte thermometer tube was built Shown working oa the tube at the Chaney Co. are. from left: Richard Beyers, Henry Chaney (at far end of work bench) and John Chaney. Geneva Thermometer Is Termed Largest In World Eight days of cooling were required required when the glass tube was twiit at the Coming Glass Works Co. in Craning, N. Y. John Chaney, head of the local company and a former Coming Co. employe, called many old-time glass blowers out of retirement to assist him in forming the tube at " for the by the LAKE GENEVA — Work on erecting what is termed the "world's largest glass tube thermometer" thermometer" started here Friday. The giant instrument will front the John L. Chaney fostniraent Co. here. Formal unveiling probably probably will be held early in July with persons of national prominence prominence attending, according to Walter Walter Van Camp. Lake Geheva, cus-Ooming. The structure tomer relations director and head •thermometer was made for graduate his be The is day of the commercial divisirai at Chaney. The thermometer, about 30% feet high and more ftan 10 feet wide, will be anchored six feet be- Henry Nielsen Iron Works, Racine. According to Van Camps the ithermometer will be dedicated to "world peace." He pointed out that persons of many nations, in- low ground in 12 yards of con-:eluding Greece, Holland. Italy. Crete. It is 10,000 times larger than the average home thermometer thermometer and 50,000 times bigger thanj the smallest thermometer made. .Sweden, Russia, France and Eng-' iland, are given credit for invention invention and improvement of the thermometer. thermometer.