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    Sale 5429

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    24 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 5

    A fine ivory hydrometer

    ENGLISH, FIRST QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A fine ivory hydrometer
    English, first quarter of the 18th century
    Boyle-pattern hydrometer, turned ivory, the stem divided 1-12, the lower section unscrews to reveal space for lead shots (missing), in a turned mahogany case comprised of four sections (small repair to stem).
    5¾in. (14.5cm.) long in case


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