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Lorrainelovesplants

vintage glass carboy help

Im selling this on ebay. Ive never used them, but got gifted them. I dont know the size and there are no markings, but could be 14 or 15 gallons? How do I find out (apart from filling with gallon measures?)
Falstaff

That's the only accurate way I can think of.

you could call it spherical and calculate the volume, but it's not and you'd have to allow for the thickness of the glass. So that has a load of built in errors.

Just fill it up ! Smile
Lorrainelovesplants

It'll take forever! Rolling Eyes

Its 26 inches high and 55 inches in diameter. You know I cant do maths.

DONT MAKE ME FILL THE THING!!!! sad2
Nick

Just put those dimensions. Who would actually care what it would hold?

PS, it's not 55 inches diameter and 26 inches high.
Treacodactyl

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=area+of+a+cylinder&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=8QR4VZSJIsW1UcefgJAC#q=volume+of+a+sphere

Radius is about 8.75 inches, so volume 2800 cubic inches, so around 10 gallons if I've worked it out correctly.
Lorrainelovesplants

Nick, those are the dimensions. I measured it this morning.
Lorrainelovesplants

circumference is 55 - many apologies - wrong name of thing.
Lorrainelovesplants

It is 10 gallons!
Nick

circumference is 55 - many apologies - wrong name of thing.


Makes much more sense. Smile

Ten gallons? Cowboys have a hat that big...
sean

I reckon advertise them as Cowboy Hat Storage System Carboys then. People will be queueing up.
Nick

I would think so.
Lorrainelovesplants

starting price 10.......
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221793582896?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
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