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pendulum lever scale

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Dates
1830
1899
circa 1830-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1988.4.1 a-h
Description
An oak case (a) with bottom line with velvet; one corner partitioned off to contain weights (b-g), as follow: (b) penny weights, 6d, (c) rimmed, lozenge, 4d, (d) shaped, 4d, (e) 2d, (f) 2-oz troy (?) from set of nested weights, and (g) drachm weight; contains a hand balance (h) not part of the orig…
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Accession Number
1988.4.1 a-h
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
An oak case (a) with bottom line with velvet; one corner partitioned off to contain weights (b-g), as follow: (b) penny weights, 6d, (c) rimmed, lozenge, 4d, (d) shaped, 4d, (e) 2d, (f) 2-oz troy (?) from set of nested weights, and (g) drachm weight; contains a hand balance (h) not part of the original contents; lid is hinged with staples; a label is pasted on the underside of the lid.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 17.8 cm x Width 9.5 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
b-g - weights
h - scale - Size: Length 9.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.K.W. Ferguson; belonged to Dr. Allan Holford Walker, Obit. CMAJ June 1933.
Maker
Perry & Co. (scale); W. &. T Avery (box)
Site Made (City)
London (scale); Birmingham (box)
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1830
1899
circa 1830-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 19c.-late 19c."
Material
fabric: brown
wood: brown
metal:
Inscriptions
Printed on label on underside of box lid: "W & T AVERY // Late T. Beach // Manufacturers of All Kinds of // Scales, Scale Beams, Steelyards, Patent Weighing Machines // Screw plates, . . . // Birmingham . . ."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-6
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
File
JPG
Reference Comments
Photocopied materials in file; CD #UHN
Images
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