- Bartholomew Sikes was a British excise officer who in the 1790s, having recognized problems with the Clarke hydrometer then in use, designed an improved form and was appointed hydrometer maker to the United Kingdom. This is an unsigned and incomplete example of a Sikes-type instrument.
- Ref: J. C., “Memoir of the Late Mr. Bartholomew Sikes,” Newcastle Magazine 5 (Sept. 1826): 387-391.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Hydrometer, Sikes's
- overall: 4 1/2 in x 1 1/8 in; 11.43 cm x 2.8575 cm
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- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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