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Reference numberMM/13/116
LevelItem
Title"Description of J Rouchetti's Glass or Platina Stem Hydrometer"
Datec.1835
DescriptionNo author.

Rouchetti sent his hydrometer to Faraday (MM/13/115), in connection with the work of the Royal Society's Excise Committee.

"The Excise Committee [of the Royal Society] worked in response to a request from the Treasury: its task was to devise a simple and practicable form of hydrometer to be used by excisemen in assesing the duty on spirits, wine and beer, and thus it duly did, to the complete satisfaction of the Treasury", M Boas-Hall, 'All Scientists Now: The Royal Society in the Nineteenth Century', Cambridge: CUP, 1984, pp168.
Extent3 sides
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
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