Salinometer test pot

Salinometer test pot

£185

Dimensions

Height: 29.5 cm. Diameter of base: 13 cm.

Circa

Circa 1870

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Maritime, Engineering antiques

Description

A mid19th century engine room brass salinometer test pot used aboard Royal Navy ocean going steam-powered ships.

Salinometers were used to measure the proportion of salt in the boiled water in order to prevent the boilers salting up. If through boiling, the proportion of salt in the brine got too high, the brine was blown off and new seawater admitted into the boiler. A test pot was used to collect and test the water with a hydrometer.

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GB Hatchwell Antiques

Hatchwell Antiques is based at 533 King's Road, Chelsea, London.
www.hatchwellantiques.co.uk
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