Press Release


Mechanical and Digital Temperature Measurement from Palmer Wahl Instrumentation Group

Foster Cup


Asheville, NC –July 12, 2012 – Founded in Cincinnati Ohio in 1836 by James Foster, Jr., Palmer Wahl has been a consistent innovator in temperature measurement since the 18th century.  Developing the first thermometer made in America - the Foster Cup, for use in measuring the flash point of fuel oil - in 1852.  Palmer Wahl lays claim to a host of other industry firsts, including the first red reading mercury in glass thermometer (1929) – still being produced today, the first and only NIST traceable miniature irreversible temperature recording labels (1960), FM approved portable digital infrared technology (1967), portable digital platinum RTD meters with interchangeable probes (1977), replaceable element bimetal thermometers (1993), self-checking digital platinum RTD meter (2006), and many others.  DST600Technology now encompasses not only time tested know-how, but state-of-the-art electronic instruments like Heat Spy Thermal Imaging cameras and self-checking RTD digital thermometer equipment.  A family owned and operated company located in Asheville, NC, Palmer Wahl is ISO 9001:2008 certified, offering exceptional service, and quality products with unique features.
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Anne E. Santangelo
Communications Manager
Phone: 828-658-3131
Fax: 828-658-0728

About Palmer Wahl Instrumentation Group

Palmer Wahl Instrumentation Group, with 175 years of continuous product innovation, started as America's first thermometer company in Cincinnati, OH in 1836.  Since that time, Palmer Instruments has steadily evolved through product development geared exclusively towards industrial process measurement, test and calibration. Operating from a modern facility in Asheville, NC since 1987, and acquiring Wahl Instruments, Inc. in 1997, Palmer Wahl Instrumentation Group is uniquely qualified to provide application/technical support, calibration services and product selection from an extensive line of the finest instrumentation products.  For more information, visit