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Scales - Pharmacy, W&J George Ltd, circa 1880 Object Reg. No: SH 850590

Scales - Pharmacy, W&J George Ltd, Circa 1880. Made for Selby, H.B. & Co. Ltd., Sydney & Melbourne. Used in the pharmacy of a mental health hospital Victoria Australia
Pharmacy scales in a glass walled and topped, wooden case. Scales have column- like thick tubular trunk (plated) and cross bar of complicated design which sits loose on aluminium balancing arm, with black scale 10-0-10 across top. Block in centre of lower crossbar on which balancing arm sits is raised (leaving balance swinging free) by turning knob at bottom front of case, which connects to inner, movable shaft in trunk. Case stands on 3 legs, front 2 adjustable in height. Case has upward sliding door in front and hinged door on each side.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 51.00 cm (Height), 30.00 cm (Width), 43.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: psychiatric hospitals, hospitals, balances, pharmaceuticals apparatus instruments, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Medicine in Society Collection, Psychiatric Services Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Pharmacy
Tertiary Classification: equipment
Inscriptions: Printed scale on balancing arm. MADE BY/W. & J. GEORGE LTD./BIRMINGHAM ENG. printed in black on white plastic plate on roof of case.
Manufacturer: W. & J. George Ltd., Birmingham, England, Great Britain, Circa 1880
Distributor: H.B. Selby & Co. Ltd., Birmingham, England, Great Britain, Circa 1880
Place Used: Victoria, Australia

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