Scales - Miner's, Mount Blackwood, 1850s Object Reg. No: ST 024326

Miner's scales used at Mount Blackwood, Victoria during the 1850s gold rushes for the weighing of gold. Contained in an oval brown painted tin, inscribed in gold with "miners scale." surrounded by a leaf pattern. The scales are brass and come with three weights, enclosed in a separate compartment within the container.
Brass scales come with three weights housed in separate compartments within the container. The container is oval brown painted tin with gold text and leaf pattern. Box has chipped paint and some dents.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Miss M. Gray, 1957
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 30 mm (Height), 162 mm (Width), 76 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Measurements for case.

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Tagged with: gold, physical apparatus instruments, 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: Tin lid has gold text: "miners scale".
Date Made: Australia, 1850-1860
Date Used: Mount Blackwood, Victoria, Australia, 1850-1860

Mount Blackwood is 14km northwest of Bacchus Marsh.


Kathryn Posted on 11 Oct 2011 4:22 PM
My ancestor George Barton was at Mount Blackwood in the 1850's

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