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Sikes hydrometer set by T O Blake 58 Hatton Garden

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A fine example of a Sikes hydrometer set manufactured by T. O. Blake, 58 Hatton Garden, London.
The weights are all individually marked with makers initials T.O.B & the serial number no 338, which corresponds with the number on the hydrometer float itself.
The thermometer is in good condition and with no breaks in the line and also carries the makers name as does the wooden proof rule.
Housed in a beautiful mahogany case lined in burgundy silk & velvet, this is a complete set in excellent condition.
Dating to the early part of the 20th century, the case measures 250mm x 110mm and is 58mm in height.

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Farrow & Jackson Sikes hydrometer set with two proof rules.

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This late 19th century Sykes hydrometer set is by Farrow & Jackson, who were very much involved in the manufacture of a variety of brewing products. It's a complete set with two boxwood proof rules & bone backed thermometer.
The brass hydrometer & weights are marked with the serial number 5000, along with the makers name on the hydrometer, & the initials F&J on the reverse of the weights. The boxwood rules are printed 'Farrow & Jackson, London & Paris' along one edge, but the thermometer is unbranded so may be a replacement.
Housed in a beautiful mahogany case with a red silk lining and velvet pad, the cosmetic condition of the case & its contents are in excellent condition.
The polished case lid has an inset cartouche which reads,
'SYKE'S HYDROMETER, FARROW & JACKSON, LONDON & PARIS'.
In working order including the thermometer, the case measures 245mm x 115mm x 50mm.

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Mid 19th century Sikes hydrometer set by J Evans London

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A nice Sikes hydrometer set complete with proof rule, the weights are all individually marked with the serial number 4702, which corresponds with the number on the hydrometer float itself.
There is also a boxwood proof rule and a bone backed mercury thermometer, both in good condition and with no breaks in the mercury line.
Housed in a beautiful mahogany case with a red silk lining and velvet pad which are both in very good condition, with only a small corner of the lid silk becoming a little threadbare.
The polished case lid has an inset cartouche which reads,
' SIKES' HYDROMETER, J. EVANS, LONDON'
Dating to the mid 19th century, it measures 245mm x 108mm and is just under 55mm in height.

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Mid 19th century sikes hydrometer set by Joseph Long, 20 Little Tower St.

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This is a mid 19th century Sikes hydrometer set in superb condition and manufactured by Joseph Long, who worked at 20 Little Tower Street, London, from the 1820's until 1884.
The weights are all individually marked with the makers initials 'JL' & the serial number 17521, the same number is also engraved on the hydrometer float itself, as is the makers name & address, showing this set to be completely original and complete.
The bone backed mercury thermometer also carries the makers name & address and is in good working order with no gaps in the mercury line.
Housed in a beautiful mahogany case with a red silk lining and velvet pad which are both in very good condition, with only a small corner of the lid silk becoming a little threadbare.
The polished case lid has an inset cartouche which reads, ' SIKE'S HYDROMETER, BY JOS H LONG, LITTLE TOWER STREET, LONDON'
It measures 200mm x 95mm and is just over 50mm in height.

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Negretti & Zambra London, upright model of air meter

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A fine late19th century Sikes hydrometer set by J Lizars in very good condition with both weights and hydrometer float marked with the serial number 14941.
The bone backed mercury thermometer is in good working order with no gaps in the mercury line.
The case lid has an inset cartouche which reads, ' SIKE'S HYDROMETER, J. LIZARS, GLASGOW, EDINBURGH Etc.'
Housed in a beautiful polished mahogany case, with a red velvet interior which is also in good condition, it measures 230mm x 85mm and is just over 50mm in height.

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Late 19th century Sikes hydrometer set signed J Short, London

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This is a complete Sikes hydrometer set signed J Short, London.
The weights are all individually marked with the serial number no 38825, which corresponds with the number on the hydrometer float itself, showing this set to be completely original. Both the hydrometer and the mercury thermometer also carry the makers name and all are in full working order, the only blemish being a small dent on the underside of the brass hydrometer bulb (see photo)
Housed in a beautiful mahogany case lined in silk & velvet, the silk lining in the lid is a little thread bare at one end, but is still quite presentable.
The set dates to the latter part of the 19th century and measures 200mm x 100mm with a height of just over 50mm.

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Early 20th century Sikes Hydrometer set by Joseph Long

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This is a turn of the century Sikes hydrometer set manufactured by Joseph Long, London..
The weights areindividually marked with the serial number no 17313, which not only corresponds with the number on the hydrometer float itself, but is also the number impressed on the wooden case.
Housed in a dark mahogany case lined in a deep blue velvet, there is a paper adjustment label from Peter Stevenson Ltd, Edinburgh on the underside, with a replacement thermometer supplied by Stevenson, presumably when it was adjusted sometime in the late 20th century, so it's likely it was in regular use probably until the 1980's.
The polished case lid has an inset cartouche which reads, ' SIKES HYDROMETER - BY - JOSEPH LONG Ltd LONDON. '
All in working order including the thermometer, the case measures 200mm x 77mm and 60mm in height.

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19th century Sikes hydrometer set by W R Loftus London

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A fine second half of the 19th century Sikes hydrometer manufactured by W.R. Loftus Ltd, London.
The weights are all individually marked with the makers name and the serial number 15857, which corresponds with the number on the hydrometer float itself, showing this set to be completely original. In addition both the mercury thermometer and wooden rule also have the makers name & address to match.
In good working order and housed in a beautiful mahogany case (250 x 110 x 50mm) lined in red velvet, this is a fine example for the collector, not only completely original but in almost pristine condition.
There is a paper T O Blake adjustment label on the case lid covering the inset cartouche which probably has the Loftus name on it, but I have not removed this to check. The underside of the case has a larger more detailed T O Blake adjustment label dated 3. 8. 27.

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19th century Sikes hydrometer set with two proof rules

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This is a 19th century Sikes hydrometer set housed in a polished mahogany case with a bone cartouche on the lid on which is printed the Royal Coat of Arms for the United Kingdom, and the words 'SIKES's HYDROMETER' underneath.
The weights are all individually marked with the serial number no 28209, which corresponds with the number on the hydrometer float itself.
Although there is no makers name on the hydrometer the accompanying thermometer carries the name J. Long London, and this is likely to be Joseph Long who worked between 1820 to 1860.
In excellent condition all round, the inside is lined in red silk & purple velvet, with slots for the two boxwood sliding proof rules.
Both the hydrometer and the bone backed mercury thermometer are in full working order.
It measures 250mm x 115mm and is just over 55mm in height.

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19th century Sikes hydrometer set by BUSS of Hatton Garden with book of tables

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This is a late 19th century Sikes hydrometer set in superb condition and manufactured by BUSS, 48 Hatton Garden, London, who worked at this address from the 1890's.
The weights are all individually marked with the makers name & the serial number no 25678, and also on the hydrometer float itself, showing this set to be completely original, and complete.
Both the hydrometer and the bone backed mercury thermometer carry the makers name and all are in full working order.
It also comes with what is likely to be its original 1894 Thomas O'Dempsey Buss hardback book of Sikes' Tables of Spirits.
Housed in a beautiful mahogany case with a red silk lining and velvet pad which are both in exceptionally good condition, with no tears in the silk.
The polished case lid has an inset cartouche which reads, ' SIKES HYDROMETER, BUSS 48 Hatton Garden LONDON'
It measures 205mm x 95mm and is just over 50mm in height.

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Antique sikes hydrometer set in mahogany case

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A fine condition Sikes hydrometer manufactured by W.R. Loftus Ltd, 18 Tottenham Ct Rd, London.
The weights are all individually marked with the makers name and the serial number 14233, which corresponds with the number on the hydrometer float itself, showing this set to be completely original. The mercury thermometer appears to be on an ivory backplate but may be oxbone, it also carries the makers name and is still in good working order.
There is also a Loftus London 103 page hardback book of spirit tables, which although a little grubby, is in sound condition.
Housed in a beautiful mahogany case (230 x 103 x 53mm) lined in red silk & velvet, this is a fine example for the collector, not only completely original but in almost pristine condition. The underside of the case has a paper W R Loftus adjustment label which appears to be dated Feb 1916.

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Sikes Hydrometer set by Flavelle of Sydney & London

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A unique Sikes hydrometer set bearing the name 'Flavelle Bros Ltd, Sydney & London'
Although the hydrometer carries the name of Flavelle Bros, I believe the set was manufactured in London specifically for them, probably by J Hicks of Hatton Garden who had a close association with the company, which may explain why the thermometer carries the name of J Hicks.
Flavelle Bros advertised themselves as Jewellers & Opticians, and direct importers from London & Paris.
Dating to circa 1900, this particular set is of the highest quality having two boxwood sliding proof rules, and weights individually marked with the serial number no 12632, which corresponds with the number on the hydrometer float itself.
There is a bone or ivory backed mercury thermometer on which is printed 'J Hicks 8, 9 & 10 Hatton Garden London', and is also in good condition, with no breaks in the mercury line.
This is an exceptional set, housed in a beautiful mahogany case lined in red velvet, it measures 250mm x 115mm, and just over 55mm in height.

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19th century Sikes hydrometer set

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This is a superb Sikes hydrometer manufactured by 'A. Aronsberg, 12 Victoria St, Manchester'. The maker is Aaron Aronsberg, eldest son of William Aronsberg and it dates to the latter part of the 19th century, around 1890. The weights are all present and individually marked with the same serial number, as that on the hydrometer float itself, showing this set to be completely original.
The ivory or bone backed mercury thermometer carries the makers name and is still in working order, all housed in a beautiful mahogany case, which measures 8" x 4" x 2". The lid is lined in red silk, which does have a small tear in the silk lining in the top right hand corner. Nevertheless, a nice early example in very good complete condition.

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19th century Sikes Hydrometer set

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This is a complete Sikes hydrometer set manufactured by F Palliser Ltd, Wolverhampton. The weights are all individually marked with the serial number no 71, which corresponds with the number on the hydrometer float itself, showing this set to be completely original. Both the hydrometer and the ivory backed mercury thermometer also carry the makers name and all are in full working order.
Housed in a beautiful mahogany case lined in red silk & velvet, the silk lining in the lid is a little thread bare in places but is still quite presentable. The set dates to the latter part of the 19th century, and there is a calibration label stuck to the underside of the case, showing it was tested to Kew certified standards on May 17th 1928.
It measures 200mm x 92mm and is just over 50mm in height.

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