A must have for the elegant sickroom: A sterling silver thermometer case circa 1904, which held the standard glass thermometer. The victorians had something for everything. Perhaps by having a beautiful container for the thermometer, they thought it would help to make you feel better sooner! Circa 1894, a sterling silver case similar to this one had the thermometer attached to the lid with a chain and pin. Those were worn on nurses' uniforms. This was a truly unique garage sale find for five dollars.