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Apothecary's Balance (Weights & Measures T&E)
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Apothecary's Balance (Weights & Measures T&E)

  • CA NAN NAN_1981.281.001 (a-c)
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  • 1981-11-26

Used in Dai Song Tong herbalist shop operated by Wong Kee (a.k.a. Wong Wah Soon) at 10 Pine Street. Wong Kee was a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine. He operated Dai Song Tong until the early 1920s. The balancing scale was used to weigh ingredients for making medicine. The artifact was donated to the Nanaimo Museum by one of Wong Kee's sons, Chuck Wong.

Wong, Chuck