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Hydrostatic Balance in Case, English, Early 18th Century

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Inventory Number: 18816
Object Type:
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Chemistry By Discipline  
Accession Number: 1924-34
Brief Description: Hydrostatic balance consisting of a circular base with a glass pillar. A metal balancing arm balances upon a resin block which pushes onto the top of the glass pillar. The instrument has three rounded platforms which can be attached to either side of the balancing arm and loaded with weights or attached to further accessories.

The instrument is stored in a wooden box with four green felt lined compartments. The following accessories are present: Four disc shaped weights, two conical glass shaped weights, and a conical shaped glass container.
Provenance: Associated with John Pointer; donated by St. John's College
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Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
224 175 175 mm

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