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Alcoholometer Set - Melbourne Observatory, Glass, after 1863 Object Reg. No: ST 022138

Set of three normal alcoholometers. Used at Melbourne Observatory as part of its responsibility for administering weights and measures standards for Victoria.

An alcoholometer measures the alcoholic strength of spirits.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Observatory, 1945
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: alcoholometers, beverages, physical apparatus instruments
Themes this item is part of: Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Positional Astronomy at Melbourne Observatory, Weights & Measures at Melbourne Observatory, Melbourne Observatory & Standard Time in Victoria, Astrographic Catalogue, Transits of Venus, 1874 & 1882, Buildings at Melbourne Observatory, Star Observations & Personal Equation, Meteorology at Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1908, Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1944, Geodetic Survey of Victoria, 1858-1872
Primary Classification: COMMERCE & RETAILING
Secondary Classification: Weights & Measures
Tertiary Classification: alcoholometers
Inscriptions: Items are marked "Fur jeden grad uber 0=1 pr. ct. ab und fur jeden grad unter 0=1 pr. ct. zugerechnetn. Richter. Normal alkoholometer Reamur" which means "for every degree above 0.1 perct. and for every degree below 0.1 perct. reckoned according to Richter. Normal alcoholometer acc. to Richter & Tralles. Temp. 0=12 1/2 degrees Reaumur".
User: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, circa 1963-1944

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