Key information: 
57 Cm (w) X 36 Cm (d) X 55 Cm (h), iron and brass (all handmade), 19th century

 

This piece is composed of a lever with arms of equal length (beam) and a weighing plate suspended from each arm.

This model was used by the jewelers, goldsmiths or in chemistry laboratories to perform precision measurements of mass (for gold, diamond, chemical substances such as chloride). We also could use this balance to control coins and sums in gold piece.

 

Inventory number : 018.81