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Boxed set of scales, County of Dumfries, c1949

Period:
20th Century
Description:

Set of fine weighing scales, half ounce balance. The scales are enclosed within a purpose made box which opens out to form three vertical sections. Clips hold all the fittings (wedges, pans, tools) in place. There is also a spirit level in the base. The set is numbered "4739" and verification stamps are present on the main plaque. This set has a leather carrying case.

 

Engraving on inside of box:

'COUNTY OF DUMFRIES & BURGHS / DE GRAVE SHORT & Co Ltd / MAKERS LONDON / 4739 / TO WEIGH 1/2 oz'

Place of Production:
London
Materials/Media:
wood, brass
Dimensions:
(box) height 42mm, width 152mm, depth 50mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:2007.3.42
Digital Number:
DMWM010a-i
Creation Date:
c1949
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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