Hydrometer

Hydrometer

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Hydrometer, Sikes's
Measurements
overall: 4 1/2 in x 1 1/8 in; 11.43 cm x 2.8575 cm
ID Number
PH.327012.1
accession number
265930
catalog number
327012.1
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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