Gelometer

Gelometer

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Description
A Gelometer measures the gelatin strength of substances. Oscar T. Bloom (1881-1965), a chemical analyst working for the Chicago meat-packing firm of Swift & Co., invented the form.
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Scale, Electrical Bulk Weighing Machine Dispenser
Gelotometer
Object Type
Scales
Date made
1925
Measurements
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
CH.316596
catalog number
316596
accession number
225869
Credit Line
Transfer from Department of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards
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National Museum of American History
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