~WONDERFUL PAIR OF EQUAL ARM, FRENCH STYLE APOTHECARY SCALES/CUP WEIGHTS~

~WONDERFUL PAIR OF EQUAL ARM, FRENCH STYLE APOTHECARY SCALES/CUP WEIGHTS~

150 GBP ( $200 USD, 180 Euro)

A wonderful pair of French ? equal arm apothecary/avoirdupois scales with cup and wafer weights

Dimensions

19 x 6 x 2 cm.

Circa

1800

Maker

unbranded

Country of manufacture

France

Categories: Pharmacy & Chemists, Scales Weights & Measures, Office Antiques

Description

A very fine and near complete French ? apothecary/avoirdupois, equal arm steel and brass scales. 12 cm. chiselled steel beam with handsome gallows, drop, indicator needle, suspension loop and end/pivot points. Original green stringing to the 5 cm. brass pans. A complete set of stacking/nested cup weights and a near complete set of grain/wafer weights ( 2 grain missing but easily replaced). Oval shaped and carved fruit wood case with wire hinges and chiselled brass C- hooks. Well preserved, early 19th century.  Case measures 19 x 6 x 2 cm. deep. The scales construction are very English but based on a French design. No trade label or conversion chart in lid, so difficult to attribute.

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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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