Nicholson Hydrometer

Physics · Unidentified

Accession Number: 2011.ph.469

Instrument Name: Nicholson Hydrometer

Description:

Steel cylinder capped at either end by conical steel caps. Beads inside act as a weight. One end has an additional cone attached by a curved metal strip. The other “top” end has a long spindle protruding with a metal disc capping the end.

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Primary Materials: metal

Markings: G. H. Stoelting Co. Chicago. Ill.

Dimensions (cm): Height = 26 cm. Radius = 5 cm.

Function: Measuring the density of liquids.

Condition:

Generally good condition. Some staining.

Associated Instruments:

Manufacturer: G. H. Stoelting Co., Chicago. Ill.

Date of Manufacture:

Provenance:

Acquired from Physics department, U of T.

Donated to UTSIC: No

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