ENOL Carrier Box

This handmade wooden carrier marked “ENOL” (enology) was used by researchers in the Department of Viticulture and Enology at the University of California at Davis to hold hydrometers that were being used in research and winemaking activities. The wire screen design allowed for washing the hydrometers with a spray of water while they were secured in the carrier.
In a winery, it is important to maintain cleanliness to prevent mold from growing on the equipment. Good practice dictates washing up any spills or residue from the juice after any operation, such as a measurement of a sample. Typically, in a research winery the areas around the small fermenters where measurements are taken would be washed down with warm water along with any equipment used in the operation.
Object Name
carrier box
Physical Description
white (overall color)
wood (overall material)
overall: 17 1/2 in x 15 3/8 in x 7 3/4 in; 44.45 cm x 39.0525 cm x 19.685 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
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Work and Industry: Food Technology
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Food: Transforming the American Table, 1950-2000
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of the UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology thru David E. Block

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