Museum logo
Museum logo

Object Record

Catalog Number 01.0002.012
Object Name Manometer
Title Brix Scale for Sugar Manometer, 0-30 degrees
Description Cardboard box marked with "Brix 0-30 1/2". Manometer is glass with narrow measuring tube. Paper marked "2111 F-L U.S.A." Long bulb and hour-glass mercury reservoir. Unstamped.

01.0002.012.01 - Brix Scale for Sugar manometer, 0-30, 1/2
01.0002.012.02 - cardboard box top
01.0002.012.03 - cardboard box bottom
Date 1920s?
Accession number 01.0002.012
Caption Brix Scale for Sugar Manometer, 0-30 degrees
Catalog date 2001-06-13
Catalog type History
Provenance Used in the laboratory of Dr. Claude S. Hudson (1881-1952), Chief, Division of Chemistry, National Institute of Health (NIDDK). Hudson was a renowned specialist on carbohydrate chemistry, formulating the "lactone rule" about carbohydrate molecules’ shapes, among other achievements, and mentoring many other award-winning scientists. Per conversation with Dr. Kenner Rice, 3/2001: Hudson had a student from Georgetown and as was his custom, he took the student out on the town the night before the student’s boards. The next morning the student, with hangover, was asked about Hudson’s rules. The student said that Hudson’s first rule is that "any drink with gin is a good drink." Whereupon Hudson stood up and shouted "That’s my boy!"
Notes Restrictions: mercury
Sheet 804, Frame 14
Number of images 1
Updated 2017-03-15
Organizations NIH (National Institute of Health), Division of Chemistry
NIH; NIDDK, Laboratory of Chemistry
NIH Property # none
Old NIH Property # none
Serial # none
People Creveling, Cyrus R.
Hudson, Claude S.