Brass chondrometer grain scale in original mahogany fitted box, circa 1860 Label and engraved scale De Grave, Short & Fanner Scale Makers 59 Martin le Grand London Instruction label in the lid. High quality instrument, decorative turned and beaded column and base, the steel beam with fine turned and stop chamfered decoration. All in very good condition, the box lid with repaired shrinkage split. Length of box 10,1/2″ or 265mm, weight 1047 grams Guaranteed old and original.
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