- A vaporimeter measures the percent of alcohol in dilute alcoholic liquids such as wine and beer. The “Vaporimeter / H. Geissler Patentiert” inscription on this example refers to Heinrich Geissler (1814-1879), a German physicist and glassblower. John J. Griffin & Sons, apparatus dealers in London, were offering instruments of this sort by 1866.
- Ref: Richards & Co., Illustrated Catalogue of Chemical and Physical Apparatus (New York, 1896), p. 259.
- “Heinrich Geissler: Pioneer of Electrical Science and Vacuum Technology,” Proceedings of the IEEE 103 (2015): 1672-1684.
- Currently not on view
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- overall: 29 in; 73.66 cm
- overall: 25 5/8 in x 6 1/4 in x 5 in; 65.0875 cm x 15.875 cm x 12.7 cm
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- Gift of Muhlenberg College, Department of Physics
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- National Museum of American History
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