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Box - Gold Balance Set & Booklet, circa 1854 Object Reg. No: ST 023919

Summary:
Alternative name: miner's scales
Assay balance for weighing gold. Contained in wooden case which includes a nest of brass weights, and "Ready Reckoner" booklet of gold values printed in 1854.
Description:
Scales housed in wooden box lined on base with velvet. They are constructed from copper alloy trays and ferrous metal cross bar. The chains are copper alloy also and the trays and chains may be coated with a resinous coating.
Book entitled 'Gold Ready Reckoner', published by Slater, Williams, Hodgson & Co., Melbourne, has a cloth covered card cover.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from J. & W.R. Cope, 1955
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 420 mm (Height), 395 mm (Width), 145 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Dimensions of box are H=75mm W=335mm D=180mm

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Tagged with: gold, physical apparatus instruments, balances, scales balances, assay balances
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: MINING & METALLURGY
Secondary Classification: Assaying - Gold
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Author: Mr John Scoffern, England, Great Britain, 1853
Date Published: Slater, Williams, Hodgson & Co., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1854

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