Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Item YHS_2005.009.001a-e - scale

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CA YHS YHS_2005.009.001a-e

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A set of brass gold scales in a case lined and covered with black velvet and having 2 brass keeper latches. a) The scale comprises a balance beam, a pendulum, a brass rod, and 2 brass pans, each suspended by brass chains. The 2 brass pans are 8.4cm in diameter and 1cm deep and are each suspeneded from the balance beam by 3 brass chains. The balance beam in turn is suspeneded by a brass pedulum to a brass rod insert that screws into the case. Height of assembled scale is 25.5cm. The balance beam is 24cm from end to end. b) 9 brass weights: 100g, 50g, 20g, 2 - 10g, 5g, 2 - 2g, 1g c) Small circular black container with tiny metallic weights of 100mg, 50mg, 10mg, 5mg, 1mg d)1 silver colored tweezers length 8.5cm, width 7cm e) case containing a, b, c and d Total scale capacity is 200g. 366mg. or 6.30 troy ounces

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110.3 KiB


December 4, 2015 10:58 AM

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