Two alcoholometers

Restitution status: Heirs being sought

Categories: Weapons and technical instruments

Object Data




Inventory Number



each in a wooden box made by Zlocha & Pausz, Vienna. 1.) No. 2759.C.G. 5343 v. J. 1873. Size of mantle: 19.29 in. long; diameter 1.18 in. Size of the alcoholometer: 16.73 in. long; diameter 0, 87 in. 2.) No. 1791.Wr.G. 7092 v. J. 1871. Size of mantle: 19.29 in. long; diameter 1.18 in. Size of the alcoholometer: 42,8 cm long; diameter 0.98 in.


Wood, Further kinds of material


2nd half of the 19th Century

Provenance Data


Former owner according to museum / collection

Wolf, Theodor Dr. Hofrat


Benefaction/donation/presentation from a private collection

Provenance according to museum / collection

With letter from 23.5.1938 the director of the Technical Museum Vienna confirmed the receipt of a coin balance and two alcoholometers as a donation and a punch with automatical counter as a loan from Dr. Wolf.


Art Restitution Advisory Board


The Art Restitution Advisory Board has decided on the restitution of the art.


The Art Restitution Advisory Board has recommended that the art or cultural object is to be restored to the owners or their legal successors.

Committee in charge

Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport


No decision has been reached so far.


The art or cultural object is kept in the museum/in the collection.


In its meeting of June 1, 2007 the Advisory Board unanimously reached the following decision: The Advisory Board recommends to the Federal Minister for Education, the Arts and Culture that the mentioned objects from the Technical Museum Vienna with Austrian Mediatheque be handed over to the legal successors of Dris. Wolf. The aforementioned objects are listed in the file and designated with Hofrat Dr. Theodor Wolf.

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