Diamond scales by De Grave and Son,London,circa 1790.

Diamond scales by De Grave and Son,London,circa 1790.

Stock Number: 1783


A complete and excellent mahogany cased diamond balance by De Grave and Son,Aldersgate,London,circa 1790


case 135mm x 65mm x 25mm deep



Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Scales Weights & Measures


The polished steel balance,with original pans,chords and woollen tassle,is housed in a moulded case of finely figured mahogany,the lid bearing an excellent trade label for Degrave and Son,Scale Makers,St Anne’s Lane,Aldersgate,London,premises occupied by this illustrious scale making family from 1788 to 1799.A hinged compartment within the case contains a complete set of graduated weights.The case lid is secured with a brass push button and two screwed hinges.The right hand side of the case houses the original polished steel tweezers.

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GB Barry Taylor

Globeworkshop was established some 30 years ago to service the restoration requirements of dealers in scientific instruments. I am also a collector and dealer.

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