Glucometer, London, England, 1885-1936

Made:
1885-1936 in London
maker:
Joseph Long

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"Longs" new glucometer, saccharometer by Joseph Long, 43 Eastcheap London

This glucometer or sacchrometer is a type of hydrometer used to estimate the sugar content of a solution. The presence of sugar in a patient's urine is a sign of diabetes. This glucometer was made and invented by Joseph Long, a scientific instrument maker based in London.

Details

Category:
Clinical Diagnosis
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A600477
Measurements:
case: 49 mm x 330 mm x 72 mm, .41kg
hydrometer: 300 mm
type:
saccharometer
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • densimeter
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • densimeter
  • hydrometer
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • densimeter
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • densimeter
  • hydrometer
  • saccharometer