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Salinometer Test Pot

£175
Salinometer Test Pot

Salinometer Test Pot

£175

Place of Origin England

Date of Manufacture Circa 1870

Dimensions H 29.0cm  |  11.4in
W 13.0cm  |  5.1in
D 16.0cm  |  6.3in

A brass salinometer test pots used aboard Royal Navy steam powered ships.

Salinometers were used to measure the proportion of salt in the boiler water in order to prevent the boilers salting up. If, through boiling, the proportion of salt in the brine exceeded 2/32, the brine was blown off and new seawater admitted into the boiler. A test pot was used to collect and test the water with a hydrometer.

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