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SIKES HYDROMETER BY REEVES & CO. LONDON
Here we have an excellent cased SIKES' HYDROMETER made by W REEVES & CO. LONDON in the early 20th century, possibly earlier.
These tend to turn up with weights missing of mismatched, however this set is complete and all weights are original, each stamped with the same number.
The thermometer is a particularly nice example with a grained ivory or bone scale.
The lined mahogany case with makers label on top is in VG condition though the felt/silk lining is slightly moth eaten in places.
The brass parts retain much of their original finish and suggest the instrument has seen little use. A couple of the weights are slightly discoloured/corroded but most are crisp and look unused.
Overall a super example.
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