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new Antique Hydrometer, English, Scientific Instrument, Distiller, Loftus, London

Antique Hydrometer, English, Scientific Instrument, Distiller, Loftus, London

£395.00
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Our Stock # 18.6667

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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