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alcohol thermo-hydrometer

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Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
994010007 a-c
Description
Glass mercury thermometer; scale printed on two sections of paper inside; grey-blue tubular cardboard case; faded; area under top is a royal blue colour; creme and red label to side of case
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Accession Number
994010007 a-c
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Specific Gravity
Alcohols
Chemistry
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- specific gravity testing
Description
Glass mercury thermometer; scale printed on two sections of paper inside; grey-blue
tubular cardboard case; faded; area under top is a royal blue colour; creme and red
label to side of case
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - thermometer - Size:
b - case top - Size:
c - case bottom - Size:
Maker
Wilco
Material
glass: clear
paper: creme; black; red
Inscriptions
Paper inside thermometer reads: "Correction Table for Temperature // Germany / U.S. Custom
House Hydrometer for spirit Tralle & Proof. Temp. 60° F."; label on case reads:
"Beaume's // Hydrometer // 60° F. // 0-70"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-4
Condition Remarks
case badly faded; case top repaired with tape
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Wally Breck; Dr. Robert C. Wheeler; similar to, but approximately 6 inches shorter than, the
item cited in "Scientific Instruments, Laboratory Apparatus and Equipment," Central Scientific
Company of Canada, Toronto, 1942, p. 494, item 24565; CD #6
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Beaume hydrometer

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Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
994010003 a-c
Description
Glass mercury thermometer; flared and bulbous bottom portion; narrower tubular body; scale printed on paper inside thermometer; Beaume's scale; greyish cardboard tubular case; faded; beneath top blue; label to case in red and creme
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Accession Number
994010003 a-c
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Specific Gravity
Chemistry
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- specific gravity testing
Description
Glass mercury thermometer; flared and bulbous bottom portion; narrower tubular body;
scale printed on paper inside thermometer; Beaume's scale; greyish cardboard tubular
case; faded; beneath top blue; label to case in red and creme
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - thermometer - Size: Length 31.0 cm. x Width 1.0 cm. x Diameter2.5 cm.
b - case top - Size: Length 33.5 cm. x Diameter3.0 cm.
c - case bottom - Size: Length 33.5 cm. x Diameter3.0 cm.
Maker
Wilco
Material
glass: clear
paper: creme; black; red
mercury: grey/black
cardboard: grey; blue
Inscriptions
Paper inside thermometer reads: Hydrometer specific gravity Scale Tp: 60° F. /
"Wilco"; label on case reads: "Custom Hydrometer"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-4
Condition Remarks
overall condition good; case badly faded
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Wally Breck; Dr. Robert C. Wheeler; "Handbook of Chemistry and Physics"; CD #6
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Beaume hydrometer

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Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
994010004 a-c
Description
Glass mercury thermometer; flared and bulbous bottom portion; narrow tubular main portion; scale printed on paper inside thermometer; Beaume's scale; greyish cardboard tubular case; faded; cardboard under top of case is royal blue, red and creme; label to side of case
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Accession Number
994010004 a-c
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Specific Gravity
Chemistry
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- specific gravity testing
Description
Glass mercury thermometer; flared and bulbous bottom portion; narrow tubular main
portion; scale printed on paper inside thermometer; Beaume's scale; greyish cardboard tubular
case; faded; cardboard under top of case is royal blue, red and creme; label to side
of case
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - thermometer - Size: Length 27.5 cm. x Width 1.0 cm. x Diameter2.2 cm.
b - case top - Size: Length 30.0 cm. x Diameter2.7 cm.
c - case bottom - Size: Length 30.0 cm. x Diameter2.7 cm.
Material
glass: clear
paper: creme; black
cardboard: grey; blue
Inscriptions
Paper inside thermometer reads: "Beaume's Hydrometer for liquids lighter than water.
Tp 60° F."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-4
Condition Remarks
overall condition good of thermometer good; case badly faded; damage to bottom;
repaired with staples
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Wally Breck; Dr. Robert C. Wheeler; "Handbook of Chemistry and Physics"; CD #6
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Beaume hydrometer

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Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
994010005 a-c
Description
Glass mercury thermometer; flared and bulbous bottom portion; narrow tubular main portion; scale printed on paper inside; grey-blue cardboard tubular case; faded; portion under case top a royal blue colour; creme and red label to side of case of case
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Accession Number
994010005 a-c
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Specific Gravity
Chemistry
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- specific gravity testing
Description
Glass mercury thermometer; flared and bulbous bottom portion; narrow tubular main
portion; scale printed on paper inside; grey-blue cardboard tubular case; faded;
portion under case top a royal blue colour; creme and red label to side of case
of case
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - thermometer - Size: Length 30.2 cm. x Width 1.3 cm. x Diameter2.2 cm.
b - case top - Size: Length 30.5 cm. x Diameter2.7 cm.
c - case bottom - Size: Length 30.5 cm. x Diameter2.7 cm.
Maker
Wilco
Material
glass: clear
paper: creme; black
cardboard: grey; blue
Inscriptions
Paper inside thermometer reads: "Beaume's Hydrometer for light liquids / Tp 60° F. /
Wilco"; label on case reads: "Beaumes // 60° F. // 10-50"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-4
Condition Remarks
overall condition good; hydrometer slightly grimy; case faded badly
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Wally Breck; Dr. Robert C. Wheeler; "Handbook of Chemistry and Physics"; CD #6
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diabetic urinometer

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
993004160 a-c
Description
Intricately-constructed diabetes urinometer has hand-printed temperature gauge, large cavity and small circular mercury holder in original pasteboard tube with cotton stuffing.
Accession Number
993004160 a-c
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis -- instrumentation
Specific Gravity
Diabetes Mellitus
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- specific gravity testing
Description
Intricately-constructed diabetes urinometer has hand-printed temperature gauge, large cavity and small circular mercury holder in original pasteboard tube with cotton stuffing.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - pasteboard tube - Size: Length 12.7 cm. x Diameter1.8 cm.
b - tube cap - Size: Length 4.0 cm. x Diameter1.9 cm.
c - thermometer - Size: Length 12.7 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Material
glass: clear
mercury: grey
paper: white; black; red
Inscriptions
Printed on back of temperature chart: "DIABETES" in gold ink
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Condition Remarks
(a-b): paper fragile and deteriorating
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments," 6th ed., 189-, pp. 631 & 633
Research Facts
May belong with hydrometer 993.004.158 or .159
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Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
994010009 a-b
Description
Glass mercury thermometer; flared and bulbous forms to bottom portion; narrow tube makes up top portion; scale printed on paper inside narrow tube of thermometer; tubular cardboard case; covered in black and creme marbled paper
Accession Number
994010009 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Specific Gravity
Chemistry
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- specific gravity testing
Description
Glass mercury thermometer; flared and bulbous forms to bottom portion; narrow tube makes
up top portion; scale printed on paper inside narrow tube of thermometer; tubular cardboard
case; covered in black and creme marbled paper
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - thermometer - Size: Length 26.5 cm. x Width 0.5 cm. x Diameter2.5 cm.
b - case bottom - Size: Length 32.5 cm. x Diameter3.7 cm.
Maker
Pese Ethers - Alvergmat
Site Made (City)
Paris
Site Made (Country)
France
Material
glass: clear
paper: creme; black
cardboard: brown
Inscriptions
Paper inside thermometer reads: Pese Ethers Alvergmat Frcs - 10 Rue dela Sorbonne Paris
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-4
Condition Remarks
overall condition good; case in poor condition; missing top; covering paper ripped
and missing in areas
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Dr. Wally Breck; Dr. Robert C. Wheeler; Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
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Dates
1880
circa 1880
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
994010032 a-h
Description
Wooden flip-top box; lined with red velvet; two interior racks hold seven individual thermometers; each of a very narrow tubular column for 2/3 of length, then flares twice to teardrop form and then to circular form; mercury in circular bulb; then red neck; clear teardrop bulb; narrow column lined …
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Accession Number
994010032 a-h
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Specific Gravity
Petroleum
Chemistry
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- specific gravity testing
Description
Wooden flip-top box; lined with red velvet; two interior racks hold seven individual
thermometers; each of a very narrow tubular column for 2/3 of length, then flares twice
to teardrop form and then to circular form; mercury in circular bulb; then red neck;
clear teardrop bulb; narrow column lined with paper; marked with temperature gradients
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 17.5 cm. x Width 16.5 cm. x Depth 5.0 cm.
b - thermometer - Size:
c - thermometer - Size:
d - thermometer - Size:
e - thermometer - Size:
f - thermometer - Size:
g - thermometer - Size:
h - thermometer - Size:
Provenance
Used to deal with density of petroleum; thermometer floats in petroleum sample to characterize
its type/grade
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1880
circa 1880
Date Remarks
Dr. Wheeler's estimate
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
fabric: red
paper: creme
Inscriptions
Paper lining thermometer reads: Petroleum Baume
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-4
Condition Remarks
overall condition fair; box top lifting/separating from rest of lid; top surface of box lid has white paint splatters; red velvet-lined interior worn; one thermometer (e) broken at end of column; #2: one instrument broken
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. R. C. Wheeler; Dr. Wally Breck; CD #6
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"Pyro" alcohol hydrometer and case

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Dates
1893
circa 1893
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
997037012 a-c
Description
The hydrometer (a) is a long hollow tube of clear glass that is rounded at both ends; the bottom, which is much larger in diameter, contains lead beads and a red indicator fluid; the top stem, which tapers to a very narrow tube, is marked in graduated increments of 5, from -30 to +50; the wooden hy…
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Accession Number
997037012 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Specific Gravity
Alcohols
Chemistry
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- specific gravity testing
Description
The hydrometer (a) is a long hollow tube of clear glass that is rounded at both ends; the bottom, which is much larger in diameter, contains lead beads and a red indicator fluid; the top stem, which tapers to a very narrow tube, is marked in graduated increments of 5, from -30 to +50; the wooden hydrometer case (b) is a long, hollow wooden tube that has one open end and one flat closed end; the open end has a slightly smaller diameter to allow a lid to close over the open end once the hydrometer is placed inside; the interior of the wooden case is line with cotton batting to protect the instrument; the case lid (c) is a shorter hollow wooden tube that also has one open end and one flat closed end; the open end fits over the tapered opening of the wooden case which closes the container; the inside top of the lid is also lined with cotton to protect the hydrometer
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - hydrometer - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
b - case - Size: Length 14.0 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
c - case lid - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Taylor Instrument Co.
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1893
circa 1893
Material
wood: brown; cream
glass: clear
metal: grey
fluid: red
Inscriptions
The hydrometer is marked along the stem in graduated numbers: "+30 +25 +20 +15 +10 +5 0 -5 -10 -15 -20 -25 -30 -35 -40 -45 -50"; on the bulb, "'Pyro' Alcohol hydrometer // Points on stem indicate temperature at which solutions of alcohol and water will freeze. // TAYLOR INSTRUMENT CO'S ROCHESTER, N.Y."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row E
Condition Remarks
Both the hydrometer and the case show signs of wear from routine use; indicator fluid is somewhat dried out
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Catalog of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments (JC-141)," CENCO (Central Scientific Company of Canada), 1942, p. 494 (similar to item 24555) (see attached photocopy); CD #7
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Squibb's urinometer

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997037372
Description
Squibb's urinometer, which consists of a blown glass tube that has a mercury-filled bulb at the distal end; the bulb narrows, then extends into a hollow air chamber; the air chamber narrows and terminates in a long, hollow tube containing a plastic scale.
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Accession Number
997037372
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis -- instrumentation
Specific Gravity
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- specific gravity testing
Description
Squibb's urinometer, which consists of a blown glass tube that has a mercury-filled bulb at the distal end; the bulb narrows, then extends into a hollow air chamber; the air chamber narrows and terminates in a long, hollow tube containing a plastic scale.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
This marks the beginning of the Bird practice.
Material
glass: clear
mercury: silver
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Inside the blown glass tube are the words, "Squibb's Urinometer // Tp: 60°F"; the other side of the scale has increment lines and the numbers, "1000 // 10 // 20 // 30 // 40 // 50 // 60"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Dimension Notes
Length 14.1cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Blown tube has clouded mercury stains; wax on inner tubing is cracked
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Alo's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician Supplies and Hospital Furnishings," 6th ed., A.S. Aloe Co., St. Louis, 189–, p. 631 (similar to item # 9170) (see attached photocopy); CD #9
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Squibb's urinometer

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Dates
1890
1960
circa 1890-1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
998001004
Description
Urinometer, which consists of a blown glass tube that has a flattened mercury-filled bulb at the distal end; the bulb narrows and then extends into a cylindrical hollow air chamber; the air chamber narrows and terminates in a long, hollow tube containing a printed paper scale and has a closed, roun…
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Accession Number
998001004
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis -- instrumentation
Specific Gravity
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- specific gravity testing
Description
Urinometer, which consists of a blown glass tube that has a flattened mercury-filled bulb at the distal end; the bulb narrows and then extends into a cylindrical hollow air chamber; the air chamber narrows and terminates in a long, hollow tube containing a printed paper scale and has a closed, rounded end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at KGH
Maker
Adams Squibb
Dates
1890
1960
circa 1890-1960
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues
Material
glass: translucent
mercury: silver
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on paper: "ADAMS SQUIBB URIMOMETER 60°F"; printed paper scale has increment lines with the numbers "1.000 // 10 // 20 // 30 // 40 // 50 // 60".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Dimension Notes
Length 12.4 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Inside of glass air chamber is a little bit foggy.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 248 (similar to items #5H-600, 5H-601); "Pilling Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals," George P. Pilling & Son Co., 1932-33, p. 169 (similar to item #P8966); "Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supplies and Hospital Furnishings," 6th ed., S. Aloe Co., 189-, p. 631 (similar to item #9177); CD #6.
Research Facts
Urinometer used to measure specific gravity of urine.
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