Scales - Gold, circa 1850s Object 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
Discipline: Technology

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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


cate Posted on 29 Apr 2015 1:15 PM
what is it used for

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