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  • "... another author recommended that brewers purchase 'blind thermometers' in which the scale could be hidden in the brewer's or distiller's pocket so that his workers would not learn his methods and be able to found businesses of their own."

    —Sarah Hand Meacham, Every Home a Distillery: Alcohol, Gender, and Technology in the Colonial Chesapeake (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009), 102–103

    June 9, 2010