A balance weighing scale with weights. The scale consists of a pivoted horizontal lever with a weighing pan. An object for which the weight is unknown is placed in the pan and is compared with standard weights. Standard weights are circular and weigh 2oz, 8oz, 1lb, 2lb, and 4lb. This scale was the first mass produced measuring device.
date: 20th Century
maximum dimension: 250mm
subject area: Science, Maths & Statistics
subject theme: Commerce, Measurement, Weight,
handling collection number: HC148/1-6