~STUNNING PURE SILVER COINAGE and APOTHECARY SCALES~
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~STUNNING PURE SILVER COINAGE and APOTHECARY SCALES~

700 US (OBO)

A fine and complete set of apothecary and coinage scales in silver with rare cup for liquid measures

Dimensions

5.5 x 3 x 1.5

Circa

1880

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Category: Scales Weights & Measures

Description

A stunning and rare set of bullion/coinage and apothecary scales in green velvet lined, black leather case with silver hinges and clasp/hasp. Consisting of a chiseled beam, indicator and drop to chains and 1.5″ pans, apothecary cup with spout and S-shaped handle, tamper, scoop and 30 coinage weights (old Islamic coins dating to 1881-1299[AH], ground to 1.6g [one pennyweight]). All parts testing to coinage silver (90%) in composition except for the full set of brass apothecary weights(including wafer weights). A more sought after set of scales rarely offered on this site.

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CA ScientificaOpticae

Scientifica Opticae

Mark Hacking (Scientifica Opticae Inc.) has been an avid collector/dealer for over 30 years. A former Science teacher, he has an innate love for anything natural or mechanical. Specializing in optical (microscopes, telescopes), surveying, medical, weighing and drawing instruments, he is an active participant of the Scientific Instrument Fair in London. Living in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and two children; Mark looks forward to meeting as many fellow collectors as possible, and has a worldwide following on eBay (Sciopti).

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