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Spring Scale - Circa 1920 Object Reg. No: SH 850572

Summary:
Spring scale or spring balance, circa 1920, possibly used in the pharmacy of a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia. Brand name - Wasta Juwel.
Description:
Spring scale is enclosed in small, flat, white enamelled tin case, open at bottom and with top where goods are to be weighed are placed suspended on springs. A flat bar across front of scale is suspended on balance arm which goes into box and across centre inside on each side. It has scale up to 12lbs., with ounces along top and pounds along bottom. Operated by 3 sliding weights along top for ounces and bottom for pounds.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services, 1985
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 24.00 cm (Height), 8.00 cm (Width), 17.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: hospitals, psychiatric services, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Pharmacy
Tertiary Classification: equipment
Manufacturer: Wasta, circa 1920
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1920

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