RARE 1866 OLD 5PC WHISKEY BEER GOVT HYDROMETERS ORIGBOX

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  • Sold Date: May 04,2008
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GOOD LUCK FINDING A 142 YEAR OLD ALCOHOL HYDROMETER SET IN THIS ORIGINAL CONDITION AGAIN. EACH OF THE FIVE A-1 SHAPE GLASS 9" HYDROMETERS READ: THE GENUINE GOVERNMENT STANDARD HYDROMETER, SIGNED G. TAGLIABUE. SHAFTS READ: PERCENTS OF PROOF SPIRIT AT 60 DEGREES FAHRENIGHT, TAGLIABUE, N.Y. PAT OCT 16th, 1866. NO CHIPS OR CRACKS ON ANY OF THE FIVE, ALL A-1. EXPERTLY HAND CRAFTED MAHOGANY/BRASS BOX IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AS WELL, NOTE THE WOOD PEGS USED TO SECURE EACH CORNER (SEE PICS). THEY'LL NEVER BUILD EM' LIKE THIS AGAIN. THESE INSTRUMENTS WERE USED TO KEEP DISTILLERIES & BREWERIES ACCURATE & SALOON KEEPERS & BARTENDERS HONEST. 19th CENTURY HYDROMETERS HAVE SELDOM STOOD THE TEST OF TIME, MUCH LESS AS A SET IN ORIGINAL BOX. EXCELLENT TOP SHELF PIECE OF THE EARLY AMERICAN ALCOHOL/SPIRIT INDUSTRY. 19.99 STARTING BID, NO RESERVE. INSURANCE INCLUDED IN SAME DAY SHIPPING. WILL PACK SECURELY. HONOR CHRIST, PLEASE HELP SOMEONE LESS FORTUNATE. THANKS FOR LOOKING.

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