- A salinometer is used to determine the saline content of sea water. This example has three glass hydrometers with shot ballast, a metal jar, and a wooden case. It may have been acquired for the Smithsonian by Joseph Henry, the physicist who served as founding Secretary of the Institution.
- Currently not on view
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- overall: 4 7/8 in x 11 in x 10 1/4 in; 12.3825 cm x 27.94 cm x 26.035 cm
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- Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
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- National Museum of American History
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