Lovely set of balance beam scales dating from the early Victorian period. The frame is made of steel and the pans are brass, suspended by thin green cord. The scales come in their original tin box in which they fold away neatly into. The box is a small rounded pebble shape to fit into a pocket. There are also a selection of small brass weights with the scales that measure to a very fine degree of accuracy - probably for coins or for use by apothecaries.
The whole set is in good original condition and displays very nicely. The cord is in good condition with no fraying however they have been re-tied at some point and don't balance exactly level. The steel and brass has tarnished over time but this has given the scales a lovely aged patina. The case has a few small dinks and marks as to be expected but nothing major.
Approximate Measurements :
Length of beam : 4 1/4" (11cm)
Diameter of pan : 1 1/2" (4cm)
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