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Description
A set of gold weighted scales. Scales are kept within their original wooden case, hinged lid and lined with red velvet along the base. The scales have a hanging composition with two circular disks affixed to cotton string holding them to the centre balance bar. The scale set comes with 8 weights, four are gold nuggets, two are circular silver coloured weights and two are small discs of bronze coloured metal. These weights are kept in a separate in-built compartment within the case.
Media/Materials
Organic/Vegetal/Wood
Processed Material/Metal
Signature/Marks and Type
Gold Scale 1864 Hand-written
Donated by./ W.E. & E.A. Bell-Booth/ Flat 5/ 12a Sanders Avenue/ Takapuna/ Auckland 9 Label
Accession No
1975.63.1
Credit Line
Scale, 1975.63.1. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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