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Sikes Hydrometer Made by T.O. Blake in London.

Item#: SPR505



This is a brass instrument used by distilers to determine the strength of spirits providing an accurate method of determining alcohol proof, strength, and percentages. Sikes's hydrometer was enshrined in legislation in 1816 with the Sikes Hydrometer Act and remained the legal standard until 1907. The kit includes: float # 4052 calibrated for 51 degrees F, a complete set of weights numbered as the float and a dovetail mahogany case, the thermometer is missing. Thomas Odempsey Blake was working from 1905 to 1947 at 57 Hatton Garden.