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Glass hydrometer with shot ballast, and paper label reading “Quevennes Lactometer Tp. 60° F.” A smaller paper label reads “EIMER & AMEND, N.Y.” In 1841, T. A. Quevenne, chief pharmacist at the Hopital de la Charité in Paris, described a hydrometric method of determining the richness (fat content) and purity of milk.
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Object Name
Hydrometer, Lactometer
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
lead (overall material)
paper (overall material)
average spatial: 21.5 cm x 2.3 cm; x 8 7/16 in x 7/8 in
overall in box: 1 1/8 in x 13 1/4 in x 1 1/16 in; 2.8575 cm x 33.655 cm x 2.69875 cm
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catalog number
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Credit Line
Rutgers State University of New Jersey, Cook College, Department of Food Science
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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