Antique Apothecary Scales in Box

Antique Apothecary Scales in Box


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Antique Apothecary Scales

Beautiful set of antique balance beam scales. They are made of brass with a brass crossbeam. The crossbeam is marked "Class B. To Weigh 2oz" and is also stamped with the GR Crown. The scales come with two brass pans suspended by folding platforms. I don't believe the bowls are original to the set as they have holes which would suggest they were once suspended by cord.

The scales screw into the top of the box and then break down to pack away into the drawer.

There are various old weights that come with the scales that measure in Troy ounces and would have allowed chemists to measure to a very fine degree of accuracy. The weights have tarnished over time.

Measurements :

Box : 10" x 5" x 2""

Pan Diameter : 3" (7cm)

Height : 15" (38cm)

Beam length : 7" (18cm)

The whole set is in good original condition. It is a well made high quality set that displays beautifully. The box is superb quality with a lovely aged patina. The box is missing its inset plaque which may have had a maker's name on it but it isn't detrimental.

The scales have been lightly cleaned and polished and are ready for display. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the scales and they are being sold as a decorative collectors item rather than a working scientific instrument. 

Please have a good look at the photos for the best description and if you have any questions at all please ask.

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