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Weights - Analytical Balance, Bakelite Box, circa 1940 Object Reg. No: HT 3330

Summary:
Plastic box containing a series of weights. Weights range from 100g to 200mg and are incomplete. Used with Sartorius Werke, (Gottingen Germany) analytical balance. Analytical weights: As typically used until the advent of budget priced single pan balances in the 50s - 60s. Fractional weights were formed from aluminium or non-tarnishing metal in sheet or wire form and were handled with forceps provided in the sets. Used by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Limited , Parkville, Victoria.
Description:
Oblong plastic box, with metal catch.
Series of 9 weights inside, including cylinders for 100g, 50g, 20g, 20g, 10g, 5g, 2g, 2g, 1g, and paper-thin 500mg and 200mg. Plastic removable lid covers the thinner weights.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 4.50 cm (Height), 10.50 cm (Width), 13.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: bakelite, laboratory apparatus equipment, standard weights measures, knife sharpener
Themes this item is part of: Medicine in Society Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, CSL (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories) Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Medical Research
Tertiary Classification: laboratory equipment
Inscriptions: Lid of box: ANALITE PTY. LTD.
Side of box: MADE IN/AUSTRALIA/for/H.B. SELBY & CO. PTY. LTD./MELBOURNE, SYDNEY, BRISBANE, PERTH & ADELAIDE/by/ANALITE PTY. LTD.
Manufacturer: Analite Pty Ltd, Australia
Distributor: H. B. Selby & Co. Pty. Ltd., Australia
User: CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), Parkville, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940

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Phillip Mawditt Posted on 30 Sep 2013 9:22 PM
Analite Pty. Ltd. also made for H.B. Selby a floor/bench mounted GPO box. This is of metal construction and takes a Ring Grip made double GPO. circa late 1950's, early 60's

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