Mauritz Augenstein (1822-1892) was a Jew from Budapest who came to the U.S., fought in the Union Army during the Civil War, and patented a saccharimeter in 1870. This example is made of silver, and marked “AUGENSTEIN PAT. NOV. 15, 1870.” Check scale.

Ref: Mauritz Augenstein, “Improvement in Testing Instrument for Brewers and Distillers,” U.S. Patent 109,168 (Nov. 15, 1870).

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.327003.01Catalog Number: 327003.01Accession Number: 267815

Object Name: hydrometer

Measurements: overall: 14 in x 1 1/4 in; 35.56 cm x 3.175 cmoverall: 13 11/16 in x 1 7/16 in; 34.76625 cm x 3.65125 cm

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Record Id: nmah_1762278

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