Wilhelm Uebe

Uebe mercury maximum thermometer, 1920s- 1930s. NML Medical Museum, P 814.

The Uebe company was founded by the drugstore and glass merchant Wilhelm Uebe (1857-1905) in Zerbst in the year 1890. Uebe maximum thermometers, made of resistant Jena glass with aluminium scales, gained several awards, became extremely popular as household thermometers and were distributed and licensed across Europe. In East Germany, the company was nationalized after World War II; in the West, it continued production in Wertheim. In 1975 it started making digital thermometers as well.

Advertisement for Uebe Thermometers, Prager medizinische Wochenschrift 18/12 (1894), 151