Pocket scale

Pocket scale
Copper scale with a metal cross bar; two brass, circular pans tied by thread chords to a circular hook at each end of bar; bar suspended at center with hinge to fulcrum; hook on top of fulcrum. Rectangular wood box with metal prongs stapled through lid and base at back as hinge; hook at center front to latch through metal circle at lid center; interior lined with faded velvet; wood square compartment at right corner of box. Ten weights, some marked in scruples and drams; thin metal piece, about 1" also in box.
Original Format
medical equipment
Local Identifier
Country Doctor Museum
Location of Original
Country Doctor Museum
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