18-H-940 Hydrometer Anti Freeze Solution Tester

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18-H-940 Hydrometer Anti Freeze Solution Tester

Post by Silly's MB » Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:32 pm

I got back from my holiday yesterday to a nice box left on the doorstep. :D
I am not sure if I paid over the odds but I was drawn in by its condition and the fact I have been looking for some time. I think it is probably late war as the suction nozzle is fitted at an angle whereas the earlier ones were centered in the base. This nozzle is shown in a 1944 patent application.
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Re: 18-H-940 Hydrometer Anti Freeze Solution Tester

Post by Silly's MB » Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:35 pm

It looks to be unused and has 1 spare Ethylene Glycol Float and 2 Alcohol Floats in the box.
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Re: 18-H-940 Hydrometer Anti Freeze Solution Tester

Post by Silly's MB » Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:38 pm

The instructions are printed on the inside of the lid.
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Re: 18-H-940 Hydrometer Anti Freeze Solution Tester

Post by Gordon_M » Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:04 am

That's a nice display item.

Did you find it in the UK or did it have to come across the pond ( recently )
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Post by Silly's MB » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:03 pm

Thanks Gordon, That one came from the USA. I just need to find a decent battery Hydrometer now :D
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Re: 18-H-940 Hydrometer Anti Freeze Solution Tester

Post by Gordon_M » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:05 pm

Ah, nearly as dedicated as me buying a complete SCR-187 one piece at a time from all over the planet then? Still, nice purchase.
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Re: 18-H-940 Hydrometer Anti Freeze Solution Tester

Post by Silly's MB » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:17 pm

Gordon_M wrote:Ah, nearly as dedicated as me buying a complete SCR-187 one piece at a time from all over the planet then? Still, nice purchase.
Most bits I have picked up locally so sometimes you have to push the boat out.
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Re: 18-H-940 Hydrometer Anti Freeze Solution Tester

Post by Rustman » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:17 am

I just acquired one of these. It came from the estate of the last remaining Studebaker dealer in the area, possibly in the United States. Shop had been open since the 30's originally. So I'm presuming it was purchased as war surplus by the dealer. No pictures yet of mine as it's with a friend who picked it up.

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