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Santa Clara College and the Pursuit of Scientific Knowledge, 1851-1900

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Nicolson's Hydrometer
Nicolson's Hydrometer
A hydrometer measures the specific gravity of a liquid relative to water. Nicolson's hydrometer differs from other hydrometers in being totally submerged in use.

Item#: 325,975
Photograph courtesy of Steve Turner, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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