Items tagged assay balances in MV Collections

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  • Scales - Miner's, Mount Blackwood, 1850s Object

    Scales - Miner's, Mount Blackwood, 1850s

    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." su ...

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  • Box - Gold Balance Set & Booklet, circa 1854 Object

    Box - Gold Balance Set & Booklet, circa 1854

    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 ...

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  • Scales - Gold Weighing, circa 1850 Object

    Scales - Gold Weighing, circa 1850

    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. Th ...

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  • Scales - Gold, circa 1850s Object

    Scales - Gold, circa 1850s

    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.

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  • Balance - Assay, W & T Avery, circa 1850s Object

    Balance - Assay, W & T Avery, circa 1850s

    Assay balance and four standard weights in a wooden box manufactured by W & T Avery, England, circa 1850s. An Assay balance is a very sensitive balance used in the assaying of gold, sil ...

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