Antique Saccharometer

Antique Saccharometer in Mahogany Case

English, George V, 1918

A saccharometer was used to measure the concentration of sugar in solutions. It was used by the Crown’s customs agents to estimate what the alcohol content was once the sugars were fermented. Thus the agents were able to determine the precise of alcohol on which to levy tax.

The set includes the main float with calibrated markings and five brass weights.