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Lot 142314

Sikes's Hydrometer Late 19th Century Maker To The Revenue Memorabilia

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This lot contains a Sikes's Hydrometer late 19th century, Maker to the Revenue of the United Kingdom. Bartholomew Sikes (died 1803) was an officer in the employ of HM Excise who in the late 18th century who perfected this device by which the alcoholic content of a liquid could be measured by ascertaining the specific gravity of a liquid.

The box appears to be mahogany and is velvet lined. The set contains a hydrometer, set of weights and thermometer.

Please note this is missing the sliding ruler, and the thermometer doesn't appear to be the original thermometer.

This Sikes's Hydrometer Late 19th Century sold at our online auction for £130


Please see images for condition. Note general wear.

The Whisky.Auction team has inspected this lot and found it to be suitable for sale. However, please note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing.

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