- A Gelometer measures the gelatin strength of glues, gelatins, and other such stuff. Oscar T. Bloom (1881-1965), a chemist working for the Chicago meat-packing firm of Swift & Co., invented the form. This example has a "Chicago Apparatus Co." inscription.
- Ref: Oscar T. Bloom, “Machine for Testing Jelly Strength of Glues, Gelatins and the Like,” U.S. Patent 1,540,979 (June 9, 1925), assigned to Swift & Co.
- “Cattle Puncher Ends His Career In Stock Yards,” Chicago Tribune (May 26, 1946), p. SW1.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Scale, Electrical Bulk Weighing Machine Dispenser
- Object Type
- Date made
- Chicago Apparatus Company
- Associated Place
- United States: New Jersey
- overall: 25 3/4 in x 9 in x 11 in; 65.405 cm x 22.86 cm x 27.94 cm
- base: 8 in x 11 in; x 20.32 cm x 27.94 cm
- overall: 25 3/4 in x 7 7/8 in x 11 1/4 in; 65.405 cm x 20.0025 cm x 28.575 cm
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- Transfer from Department of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards
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- Medicine and Science: Chemistry
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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