Hydrometers (2)

Hydrometers (2)

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Two glass hydrometers with shot ballast. On one, the stamp is marked “U.S. Bureau of Internal Revenue Standard Hydrometer B0553, Series of 1936.” The scale is from 10 to 20 and is marked “Balling Saccharimeter Per Cent. Sugar at 60 F. Scientific Glass Apparatus Co., Bloomfield, N.J." On the other, the stamp is marked "U.S. Bureau of Industrial Alcohol Standard Hydrometer B1412, Series of 1934." The scale is from 10 to 20 and is marked "Balling Saccharimeter, Per Cent. Sugar at 60 Fahrenheit. Ruth Glass Co." Ruth Glass has, since the 1930s, been a division of Kimble Glass Co.
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hydrometers (2)
overall: 11 in x 1 in; 27.94 cm x 2.54 cm
overall in box: 1 5/8 in x 12 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 4.1275 cm x 32.385 cm x 4.445 cm
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