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Nicholson Hydrometer (Stoelting)


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.


Generally good condition. Some staining.

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

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Acquired from Physics department, U of T.

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