A viscometer measures the viscosity of a liquid, which is the natural resistance of a fluid to flow. It is commonly related to the “thickness” of the fluid. Viscosity is a function of temperature and liquid composition. The unit shown here was produced by the Brookfield Company, originally of Stoughton, now of Middleboro, MA. This model type was first introduced in 1934, and is still available today. The vertical stem between the “V” leg stand is inserted into a stationary container of liquid. As the disc spins, the resulting torque is reported on the analog scale.
26 x 39.5 x 33 cm
Matthew J. Brown
Viscometer, instruction manual
NJIT Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering
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