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Scale, Apothecary


Accession number: 1983.070.01 a
Date: before 1983
Materials: wood, metal, glass
Measurements: 27.3 cm L x 12.9 cm W x 26.5 cm Hmeasurements are of the wooden box.
Description:

Brown wooden box(mahogany) with drawer. Attached to top is a brass stand for holding some object. In the drawer is another brass object along with some small wooden pieces, a beaker, and a barometer or thermometer in a wooden 'cigar case'
This appears to be pieces of a Beckers Sons of  Rotterdam Apothecary Scale. The box has levelling feet and central ost appears to be the main post to support the balanced pans .