A LATE 19th CENTURY SIKES HYDROMETER COMPLETE WITH SLIDE RULE AND THERMOMETER IN ORIGINAL CASE
$149 plus shipping PRICE REDUCED!
OFFERED FOR SALE IS A FINE LATE 19th CENTURY SIKES HYDROMETER COMPLETE WITH SLIDE RULE AND THERMOMETER IN ORIGINAL CASE. IT IS COMPLETE WITH ALL THE ORIGINAL WEIGHTS WITH THE SAME SERIAL NUMBERS.
THE CASE: ABOUT 9 3/4 INCHES LONG BY 4 INCHES WIDE BY 2 INCHES HIGH
LAST QUARTER OF 19TH CENTURY
Country of manufacture
UK and Ireland
OFFERED FOR SALE IS A FINE LATE 19th CENTURY SIKES HYDROMETER COMPLETE WITH SLIDE RULE AND THERMOMETER IN ORIGINAL CASE. IT IS COMPLETE WITH ALL THE ORIGINAL WEIGHTS WITH THE SAME SERIAL NUMBERS, PROOF RULE, AND THERMOMETER.
Housed in a nice intact case with a scrimshawed bone label on the outside, the inside top purple silk on wadding detached, but otherwise in very fine condition and 100% complete. The plaque on the outside is signed by the maker: “SIKE’S HYDROMETER, BUSS Hatton Garden LONDON, Maker to the REVENUE of the UNITED KINGDOM” and also signed on the float stem: “BUSS 33 HATTON GARDEN LONDON 1.0” and also on the edge of the proof rule: “BUSS MAKER 33 HATTON GARDEN LONDON” The float has the same serial number as each of the weights, labeled 90, 80, 70,60,50,40,30,20,10 and a cap not labeled. The thermometer is graduated from 20 to 105 degrees, labeled every ten degrees. There is mercury in the thermometer which is intact. There is some mild oxidation of the metal fittings on the thermometer. The brass parts remain nicely finished. The hinges are intact and well attached and both catches are in working condition.
Ask the Dealer
I have been a scientific instrument collector and dealer for over twenty five years. I have a wide variety of instruments for sale, including globes, orreries, and especially microscopes and related items. I also have a collection of meteorites for sale. I have a detailed knowledge of the history of many of my instruments and maintain an informational website (www.microscope-antiques.com) open to the public which, although it will include all types instruments, currently concentrates on microscopes. I am a member of the Quekett Microscopical Society and The Microscopical Society of Southern California. I have contributed numerous articles to the Journal of the latter, and have also written articles about orreries published in the Journal 'Rittenhouse,' the American Scientific Instrument Society Journal. Many other additional original articles I have written about microscopes and their history, can be found on my web site at www.microscope-antiques.com/articles.html. I have been a meteorite collector for decades and all of my meteorites are guaranteed to be absolutely authentic.
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