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Hydrostatical Coin Balance, by Bradford, Darby & Hulls, c. 1810

Inventory Number: 52704
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Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
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Brief Description: Brass strip with at one end a short piece of brass chain terminating in brass pinchers with a notch to hold a coin; two sets of two steel pivots at 52 mm and 68 mm from the pivot end; and a sliding embossed brass counterweight. Strip calibrated in scales, the top two marked A and W to measure from about 10s to 36s, and on the underside two marked B and W to measure from about 37s to 72s. The balance is stored in a pasteboard case. With the balance there is a gilt coin , Victoria Regina Hanover 1837.
Primary Inscriptions: "BRADFORD. DARBY. & HULLS./ BY. THE/ KINGS/ PATENT" [embossed on the counterweight].
Provenance: Presented by Jack Evans.
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Material(s): Brass and pasteboard

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