Corn Balance, or Grain and Seed Meter, by Stanley, London, Late 19th Century
|Inventory Number:|| 74427|
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|Place Created:|| London England United Kingdom Europe
|Brief Description:||Large copper alloy funnel with support screwed into fitting on top of box, with on its side a knife-edge to balance a scale-beam calibrated from 0 to 72 with sliding weight marked "Lbs Per Bushel", and hook to suspend the copper alloy bucket to hold the grain. An ebony 'roller' is provided for smoothing the top of the grain in the bucket. Inside rectangular wooden box with supports for each part lined in velvet. Box is hinged with two clasps to close. Paper label inside lid with instructions and diagram. Raffle ticket '235'.|
|Primary Inscriptions:||"STANLEY, Optician, Railway Approach, London Bridge, S.E." [engraved on instrument]. Inside lid there is a label: "FROM/ STANLEY, Optician, &c.,/ RAILWAY APPROACH, LONDON BRIDGE." [and a second label with instructions].|
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