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Lot 163351

Hydrometer - Circa 1930s With Weights, Thermometer & Beaker 14cm x 10cm x 4cm

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EUR €131.05

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Hydrometer Auction

Memorabilia Auction

Memorabilia Auction


This lot contains a small, old unbranded brass hydrometer set, circa 1930s.

This device was originally invented by Bartholomew Sikes (died 1803), an officer in the employ of HM Excise who in the late 18th century who perfected it to measure the alcoholic content of a liquid by ascertaining the specific gravity.

This comes in a fabric lined leather box, measuring approximately 14cm x 10cm x 4cm and contains a hydrometer, a glass beaker, a set of weights, a tiny magnifying glass and a thermometer branded W.R. Loftus Ltd, London.

This Hydrometer - Circa 1930s sold at our online auction for £110


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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