993.936.1: Urine Testing Kit, 1903-1950

Additional Images

993.936.1: Urine Testing Kit.
Image No. 3643 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Pocket urine testing kit in case consisting of: Albuminometer with etched graduations; a test tube; a fermentation saccharometer with etched graduations and stand; mercury weighted float; mercury weighted hydrometer with a paper graduation scale for Diabetes; a graduated specimen dropper with etched graduations to 1CC, bent tip and bulb; litmus red test papers in corked vial; a stirring rod and a wire holder. Case dimensions given.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.936.1
Collection: Urology
Date: 1903-1950

Object Dimensions

  • Height: 4 cm
  • Width: 15 cm
  • Depth: 10 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Case
  • b) Float
  • c) Hydrometer
  • d) Fermentation saccharometer
  • e) Stand for fermentation saccharometer
  • f) Albuminometer
  • g) Test tube
  • h) Specimen dropper with bulb
  • i) Corked vial containing litmus papers
  • j) Stirring rod
  • k) Wire holder
  • l) Cotton wad

Object Materials

  • copper alloy,
  • cork,
  • cotton wool,
  • glass,
  • gold print,
  • mercury,
  • metal,
  • paper,
  • plasticised textile,
  • printing ink,
  • rubber,
  • unidentified material,
  • wood

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: The Bioplasm Company
  • History of Use: Used to measure the specific gravity [part c], sugar [part d] and albumen protein [part f] content in a urine sample.