Balance scale

L Oertling, Manufacturer

1850-1900
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Maker and Role
L Oertling, Manufacturer
Production Date
1850-1900
Description
Set of Chemists scales in glass case. This scale is an analytical balance which would have been used to measure mass to a very high degree of precision. The balance was kept in a glass case so that dust did not collect, and so that any current in the room did not affect the delicate balance. These types of balance scales are often used in laboratories.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Copper Alloy/Brass
Accession No
1970.380.1
Credit Line
L Oertling. 1850-1900. Balance scale, 1970.380.1. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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