A fine mineralogical Balance by August Lingke
  • August Lingke Balance in case
  • August Lingke Balance, closed case
  • August Lingke Balance

A fine mineralogical Balance by August Lingke



Closed case c. 3,2 x 26,5 x 14,1 cm.


second half 19th century

Category: Mineralogy & Gemmology


A fine mineralogical Balance by August Lingke (parts missing)

unsigned but identical to others by August Friedrich Lingke (1811-1874) in Freiburg, Germany. Made of lacquered brass, steel, horn, blued steel screws, in original leather fitted wood case.

Size c. 3,2 x 26,5 x 14,1 cm.

Literature: For a similar balance as part of the Freiburg Apparatur by Lingke please see:

Ulrich BURCHARD: The History and apparatur of the blowpipe analysis, in: The Mineralogical Record, vol. 25, 1994, page 272, fig. 24.

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