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Scales, balance

Title: Scales, balance

Description: Balance and weights set. This set belonged to Edouard Cafler. The set is contained in a wooden box with rounded corners. The box has two metal hook latches at the front of the box. The interior of the box contains the balance set, which consists of a metal balance beam with a dial at the centre, and a suspension ring at the top. Attached with green cord to either end of the balance are two brass dishes. There are compartments in the base of the box which contains the balance, and also a set of 14 brass weights ranging from 1 gram to 200 grams. There are complementary compartments in the top of the box to hold the weights in place. Handwritten on the underside of the lid of the box is a list of conversions from grammes to pounds and ounces.

Credit: Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1962.54, col.0418, 36703

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Taken on May 20, 2020