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This is a (broken) glass hydrometer; the paper label in the stem reads “For Acids” and has a scale from 0 to 20. A label on the cardboard box reads “FROM / ERNEST GOLDBACHER / OPTICIAN / NO. 98 FULTON ST. / NEW YORK.”
Ref: Ernest Goldbacher, Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Optical, Meteorological, and Mathematical Instruments (New York, 1878), pp. 98-99.
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Object Name
urine testing
Other Terms
Diagnostic Medicine
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
box: 1 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in x 4 3/4 in; 3.81 cm x 4.445 cm x 12.065 cm
hydrometer: 3 7/8 in x 1 in; x 9.8425 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
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Credit Line
Gift of Frances M. Cosine
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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