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This object sits on a heavy metal base with a manufacturer’s label attached to one corner. There is a vertical cylinder on top of the base with an electrical plug on the side. The cylinder is hollow and contains another smaller metallic cylinder. Over the top of the larger cylinder there is a metallic bar that crosses over the internal cylinder.

There is a single rod with a forked end standing vertically on the opposite side of the base to the cylinder.

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Alternative Name: Viscosimeter

Primary Materials: Metal


Label on instrument base reads “Central Scientific Co.; Laboratory Apparatus; Trademark Cenco; Supplies Chemicals USA; 15(?) Volts, 165 Watts”

Old inventory number is “PHY502” attached via a paper tag.

Dimensions (cm): Height = 20, Width = 14 , Length = 22.5


This is an instrument for measuring the viscosity of thick liquids. The electricity plug is for heating the liquid.


Poor. There is a dried out black substance around the base of the cylinder. The metal cylinder is corroded in places and is missing parts: there should be a pulley wheel in the forked upright.

Associated Instruments:


Central Scientific Co.; Labratory Apparatus; Trademark Cenco; Supplies Chemicals, USA

Date of Manufacture: c. 1950


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