Hydrometer

Hydrometer

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Description
Glass hydrometer with shot ballast, and paper label marked “ACTINO-HYDROMETER Entered according to Act of Congress, in 1855, by JOHN TAGLIABUE, 66 Fulton St. N.Y.” There is also a glass cylinder, and a wooden cylindrical case.
Ref: William Ross, Scale and Tables Adapted to the Actino-Hydrometer (New York, 1861); this was published by J. Tagliabue.
“John Tagliabue” in Illustrated New York: The Metropolis of Today (New York, 1888), p. 219.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
hydrometer
date made
around 1860
Associated Name
Tagliabue, John
maker
Tagliabue, John
place made
United States: New York, New York
Measurements
overall: 7 7/16 in x 1 15/16 in; 18.89125 cm x 4.92125 cm
hyrometer: 5 7/8 in; 14.9225 cm
overall in case: 7 5/16 in x 1 15/16 in; 18.57375 cm x 4.92125 cm
ID Number
PH.336639
catalog number
336639
accession number
1978.0423
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