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Scales - Gold Weighing, circa 1850 Object Reg. No: ST 029395

Two pan gold scales mounted on a box, made circa 1850. They were used by the Denis Brothers to weight gold brought into their shop by miners from the Bendigo and Ballarat goldfields. The Denis Brothers established a Watchmaker and Jewellery shop in Melbourne in 1853.
Two circular pan scales are suspended from a metal balance which is supported on a vertical metal vertical stand. The stand on top of a rectangular wooden box with a sliding drawer. There is also a circular brass tray. In the draw are: 5 brass weights, a small wooden stamp, a pin with a segmented bone handle and 4 letter-headed pages.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Y. Haysom, 1976
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 350 mm (Height), 175 mm (Width), 330 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: gold, balances, scales balances, assay balances, assaying apparatus
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: MINING & METALLURGY
Secondary Classification: Assaying - Gold
Tertiary Classification: balances & scales
Inscriptions: Stamped on Brass Tray: 'D'
Printed on Card: 'L. EXUPERE, PARIS'
Date Manufactured: circa 1850
User: Denis Brothers, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1853

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