Scales - Gold, circa 1850s Object Reg. No: ST 024757

Summary:
Set of gold scales designed to be held in the hand. These scales are typical of those used on the Victorian goldfields in the 1850s.
Description:
The scales have two brass pans each supported on three chains hanging from a steel bar. They also have a set of nesting weights from 0.25oz to 4oz Troy and a set of fractional weights from 1 grain to 6 Pennyweights.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Charles, 1960
Discipline: Technology

More information

Tagged with: gold, physical apparatus instruments, balances, scales balances, gold rushes, gold mining, assay balances, assaying apparatus, gold scales
Themes this item is part of: Leaving Home, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2007-2017, Engineering Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: MINING & METALLURGY
Secondary Classification: Assaying - Gold
Tertiary Classification: balances & scales
Date Used: circa 1850s

These scales are typical of those used during the 1850s gold rushes

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