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Antique Hydrometer, English, Scientific Instrument

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This is an antique hydrometer. An English, brass scientific instrument for distillers and brewers by Loftus of London, dating the late 19th century, circa 1900.

Superb set with matching numbers
Displays a desirable aged patina
Brass hydrometer and weights in good order
Mahogany box with decorative inlay finished with quality baize lining and vibrant silk to lid

Measures the level of alcohol within a liquid in accordance with the Sikes Hydrometer Act
The act was in force between 1816 and 1907
An essential tool in period for Brewers, Distillers and revenue collectors alike
This example by WR Loftus of London

The engraved hydrometer scale also bears the serial number and address of Loftus
Each measuring weight with matching serial number of 11937 — with Loftus to the reverse
Rare, bone proof rule engraved to its edge with 'Loftus Maker, 146 Oxford St. London'
The carry case with inset enamel plaque with further company markings

This is a fascinating antique hydrometer, vital in period for the measurement of alcohol by volume for distillers and officials alike. Delivered waxed, polished and ready for display.

Dimensions:
Max Width: 25cm (9.75'')
Max Depth: 10.5cm (4.25'')
Max Height: 5cm (2'')

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£395.00  UK
$514.05  USA
470.17  EU
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Category Antique Barometers and Barographs Date c.1900  Late 19th Century Antiques Material Brass Origin English Maker Loftus of London Item code as272a4243 / 18.6667 Status Sold

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