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