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dispensing scale, army pattern

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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037502 a-ac
Description
(a) Wood and metal scale, with rectangular base and metal cruciform arms; a drawer runs the length of the base; metal needle attached where crossbar mets upright pole; (b,c) metal wire frame, inverted "V" attached to adjustable metal bars; (d,e) slightly concave disk of metal attached to small con…
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Accession Number
997037502 a-ac
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Drug Compounding
Weights and Measures
Description
(a) Wood and metal scale, with rectangular base and metal cruciform arms; a drawer runs the length of the base; metal needle attached where crossbar mets upright pole; (b,c) metal wire frame, inverted "V" attached to adjustable metal bars; (d,e) slightly concave disk of metal attached to small convex disk; (f-h) solid metal cylinder tapering to a flared top; (i) solid, broad metal disk weight which tapers slightly from top to bottom; (j) solid, metal disk weight which tapers from top to bottom; (k) solid metal disk weight; (l) flat metal container lid; (m) flat metal container base; (n) flat metal case, flat, hinged at back, rounded corners; (o) flat metal square weight, bent at corner; (p) flat metal rectangular weight, concave sides, squared-off corner; (q,r) flat metal square weights; (s,t) metal square weights, slight thickness; (u) flat metal rectangular weight, concave sides, squared-off corner; (v) round cardboard case, paper label top; (w) round cardboard case bottom; (x-cc) flat, circular metal weights
Number Of Parts
29
Part Names
a - scale - Size: Length 27.5 cm x Width 14.9 cm x Depth 30.3 cm
b - scale arm (extended) - Size: Length 14.9 cm x Width 8.7 cm x Depth 7.5 cm
c - scale arm (folded) - Size: Length 14.7 cm x Width 8.8 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
d - scale plate - Size: Length 8.9 cm x Width 7.1 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
e - scale plate - Size: Length 8.9 cm x Width 7.2 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
f - weight - Size: Length 2.4 cm x Diam. 2.1 cm
g - weight - Size: Length 3.4 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
h - weight - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
i - weight - Size: Depth 0.8 cm x Diam. 5.1 cm
j - weight - Size: Depth 0.9 cm x Diam. 4.0 cm
k - weight - Size: Depth 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.2 cm
l - pill container top - Size: Depth 0.9 cm x Diam. 4.0 cm
m - pill container bottom - Size: Depth 1.1 cm x Diam. 4.1 cm
n - brass weight case - Size: Length 5.9 cm x Width 4.1 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
o - weight - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
p - weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.01 cm
q - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 0.01 cm
r - weight - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.01 cm
s - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
t - weight - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
u - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.01 cm
v - paper weight case top - Size: Depth 0.6 cm x Diam. 3.2 cm
w - paper weight case bottom - Size: Depth 1.2 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
x - weight - Size: Depth 0.1 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
y - weight - Size: Depth 0.1 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
z - weight - Size: Depth 0.1 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
aa - weight - Size: Depth 0.2 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
bb - weight - Size: Depth 0.1 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
cc - weight - Size: Depth 0.1 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. H.G. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
R. Bouncken
Site Made (City)
Hamburg
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Material
wood: brown
metal: brown; silver; yellow
cardboard: black; white; blue
Inscriptions
(a) Engraved metal plate has "[logo: RB, with the "R" facing the other way] RICKD [the "D" superscripted and underlined] BOUNCKEN // HAMBURG"; arms engraved with "50g"; (f) engraved with "2 OZ // POSTA [illeg.]"; (g) engraved with "4 OZ // POSTAL"; (h) engraved with "½ OZ // [illeg.] OSTA [illeg.]"; (i) engraved with "8 OZ"' (j) engraved with "4 O."; (k) engraved with "2 OZ"; (l) engraved with "SAMPLE // HYPOTENSYL // ANGLO-FRENCH DRUG CO // 354 ST. CATHERINE ST. E // MONTREAL"; (o) engraved with "½ // GRN"; (p) engraved with "5 // GRAINS"; (q) engraved with "GRAIN // 4"; (r) engraved with "g // 2"; (s) engraved with "2 // SCRUPLES"; (t) engraved with "2 // DRACHMS"; (u) engraved with "6 // GRAINS"; (x) engraved with "ONE SCRUPLE // [special symbol that looks like a 3 or a backwards "E"] j"; other side: "APOTHECARIES WEIGHT" with crown logo; (y) both sides engraved with "ONE SCRUPLE" followed by apothecary's symbol and "M" inside a diamond shape; (z) both sides engraved with "HALF DRACHM // [apothecary's symbol] // PHILA & N.Y." and "M" inside a diamond shape; (aa) both sides engraved with "ONE DRACHM // [apothecary's symbol] // PHILA & N.Y." and "M" inside a diamond shape; (bb) engraved on both sides with "TWO SCRUPLES // [apothecary's symbol] // PHILA & N.Y." and "M" inside a diamond shape; (cc) both sides engraved with "HALF-SCRUPLE // [apothecary's symbol]" and "M" inside a diamond shape.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-B2-2
Condition Remarks
Wood is stained, metal is tarnished, but scales are structurally sound; mechanism is functional; (v) and (w) are stained and show minor moisture damage; (b-e) show signs of inactive corrosion; (f) has missing plating; (m) shows signs of inactive corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," The J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd., 1960, p. 255 (similar to item #5H-754) (see attached photocopy); CD #7
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