Specific Gravity Bottle

Specific Gravity Bottle

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Description
A specific gravity bottle determines the specific gravity of a liquid. In use, it was weighed empty, and then again when filled with the liquid in question. This example is glass, with a ground glass stopper and an etched inscription that reads "51/25/Grammes." It also has a brass weight, and a cylindrical tin container.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Specific Gravity Bottle
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
metal, tin (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10.1 cm x 3.8 cm; 4 in x 1 1/2 in
overall: 4 in x 1 5/8 in; 10.16 cm x 4.1275 cm
ID Number
1991.0691.51
accession number
1991.0691
catalog number
1991.0691.51
Credit Line
June W. Leonard
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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