Liquid Measure

Liquid Measure

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Description
Theophilus A. Seraphin (1881-1976), an inspector of weights and measures in Philadelphia, established the Seraphin Test Measure Co. in 1915. This instrument came from National Bureau of Standards. The word “SERAPHIN” is embossed on the tank. The inscription on the metal plate behind the indicator tube reads “SERAPHIN TEST MEASURE CO. / PHILADELPHIA / ONE GALLON TO ZERO.”
Ref: Theophilus A. Seraphin, “Field Standard for Testing Liquid-Measuring Devices,” U.S. Patent 1,277,760 (Sept. 3, 1918).
F. J. Schlink, “Liquid Measuring Pumps,” Technologic Papers of the Bureau of Standards 81 (1917).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
one gallon test measure, liquid
maker
Seraphin Company
Seraphin Test Measure Company
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Measurements
indicator tube: 12.5 mm; x 1/2 in
overall: 33 cm x 21 cm; 13 in x 8 1/4 in
overall: 13 in x 8 1/4 in; 33.02 cm x 20.955 cm
ID Number
CH.330322
catalog number
330322
accession number
1978.0483
Credit Line
Transfer from U.S. Department of Commerce
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