- Joseph Long was an instrument maker who began in business at 20 Little Tower Street, London, in 1820. Four years later he introduced a new saccharometer designed for brewers. This example is of that sort. It is made of brass, and marked "Long's Improved / Saccharometer" and “Sold by / T. King / Clare St. Bristol.” The wooden sliding rule is marked “J. LONG... LONDON.” The back of the thermometer is brass, graduated from 40 to 220, and marked “BUSS / 33 HATTON GARDEN / LONDON.” Thomas O’Dempsey Buss (fl. 1847-1883) was a successor to Bate.
- Ref: Joseph Long, Directions for Using the New Improved Saccharometer (London, 1824).
- Currently not on view
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- about 1830
- hydrometer: 10 3/8 in; 26.3525 cm
- overall: 2 1/8 in x 11 3/4 in x 4 3/8 in; 5.3975 cm x 29.845 cm x 11.1125 cm
- overall in case: 2 1/8 in x 11 3/4 in x 4 3/8 in; 5.3975 cm x 29.845 cm x 11.1125 cm
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- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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