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Pharmacy Scales - Selby, circa 1910 Object Reg. No: SH 850633

Pharmacy scales made by Selby, H.B. & Co. Ltd., Sydney & Melbourne, and used in a pharmacy at a psychiatric hospital in Victoria Australia, circa 1910
Pharmacy scales in wooden case with glass sides and top with upward sliding glass door on front. Scales have tubular brass pillar with fixed black-plated horizontal bar which holds 6 vertical bullet-shaped brass screws. Intricately shaped aluminium crossbar sits on block in centre of fixed horizontal, balanced by screws. Can be raised clear by turning button at bottom front of case, which operates lever to raise block.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 46.00 cm (Height), 26.50 cm (Width), 35.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, scales balances, measurement, 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
Inscriptions: Made especially for H.B.Selby & Co Ltd., Sydney & Melbourne engraved on brass plate on top.
Manufacturer: H.B. Selby & Co. Ltd., Australia, Circa 1910
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, 1848-1950

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