Antique Travelling Apothecary Scales
Lovely set of antique balance beam scales dating from the late Victorian period. The frame and pans are made of brass, suspended by thick green cord. The scales come in their original wooden box with a screw fitting under the lid that allows the scales to be hung from the box.
They also come with a set of 9 original brass weights that measure to a very fine degree of accuracy.
The whole set is in good condition and display very nicely. The box has a few small knocks and marks as to be expected and it is missing one of its hinges, although the box is sturdy when the lid is hooked in place. The scales have tarnished slightly over time but have a nice aged look. The whole set has been cleaned and lightly polished and are ready for display.
Approximate Measurements :
Length of beam : 6" (15cm)
Diameter of pans : 2 1/2" (6cm)
Box : 8" (20cm) x 3 1/2" (9cm)
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