A wooden box with nine minerals, talc, gypsum, calcite, fluor spar, apatite, orthoclase, rock crystal, topaz and corundum. Box includes a file with wooden handle and cloth.
Created by German mineralogist Fredrich Mohs in 1812. Uses a harder material to scratch a softer one. In Mohs scale a pencil has the hardness of 1, window glass 5.5, and diamond 10. Kit created by father and son Victorian natural history dealers.
manufacturer: Bryce Wright
max dimension: 190mm
subject area: Social Science, Science
specific themes: Minerals, Technology
handling collection number: HC90