993.236.1: Apothecary Balance Scales, 19th Cent.

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993.236.1: Apothecary Balance Scales.
Image No. 1851 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Balance scales with two round brass trays suspended from 3 green cords each. The balance beam is made of steel. Positioned at the upper part of the hanger there is a ring inside of which is a reference needle for the pointer and a small hole at the top for suspending the instrument from a fixture or from the hand.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.236.1
Collection: Pharmacy-ware
Date: 19th Cent.

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 28 cm
  • Height: 24 cm
  • Depth: 7.5 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • copper alloy,
  • fiber,
  • iron

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