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Description
Small Beam Balance in wooden box, brass pans, steel suspension arm table. Weights missing.
Classification
CH classification SCIENCES Instruments Weighing balance, beam
Measurements
L115 x W45 x H20 mm
Media/Materials description
Wood, brass, steel
Signature/Marks
<Printed on paper on the inside of box lid> illegible text in French
History and use
The beam balance is considered to be the first mass measuring instrument invented. A balance differs from scales as it measures gravitational mass rather then weight. The date of production is unknown as is the manufacturer. However, inscriptions in French may denote this objects provenance.

This object was donated by the Marks family. The Marks family were a prominent Brisbane family that made significant contributions to the fields of science and medicine.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
Registration number
H13084

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