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Balance, Weight, Balance, F46.595

Physical Description

Steel balance with large brass trays and 26 brass weights which vary in size. Weights are kidney shaped and have Chinese characters inscribed.
Scale is steel. From a long horizontal cross bar hand two bowls. In the centre of the cross bar is attached a vertically pivoting beam. A chain for suspension is present. Also present is a piece of dowel with short cord attached.

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Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - Scales): 500 x 550 x 210mm
Weight (g - Weight): 187.56g
Weight (h - Weight): 150.06g
Weight (i - Weight): 112.51g
Weight (j - Weight): 75.01g
Weight (k - Weight): 37.45g
Weight (l - Weight): 37.48g
Weight (m - Weight): 33.57g
Weight (n - Weight): 33.73g
Weight (o - Weight): 30.07g
Weight (p - Weight): 29.92g
Weight (q - Weight): 26.3g
Weight (r - Weight): 26.29g
Weight (s - Weight): 22.42g
Weight (t - Weight): 22.55g
Weight (u - Weight): 18.84g
Weight (v - Weight): 18.64g
Weight (w - Weight): 15g
Weight (x - Weight): 14.95g
Weight (y - Weight): 11.15g
Weight (z - Weight): 11.23g
Weight (aa - Weight): 7.52g
Weight (ab - Weight): 7.6g

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