Pharmaceutical beam balance with attachments

Circa 1900
Pharmaceutical balance scales, attached to marble-top base with drawer, and wood and glass case. Brass mechanism with brass suspensions and metal 'baskets' or plates.

Case front slides up, apparently for more direct use.
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Object detail

brass, other metal, paint, metalised cord, ivory, wood, marble, glass
36.3 x 36.3 x 21.8 cm (encased scale)
1.5 x 7.7 x 2.7 cm (attachments, each)
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Credit line
Previously University of Melbourne Collection, gift of Mr J Maher, 1967
numbered/inscriptions ▫ pencilled onto drawer's base: '12'
numbered/inscriptions ▫ stamped above beam pivot: '1.4'
name/inscriptions ▫ typed display card: 'PHARMACEUTICAL SCALES, ABOUT 1900/University of Melbourne Collection/Presented by Mr J. Maher,/Beechworth.'
Object Type
Medical History Museum Category


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