Philip Harris Antique Brass Beam Balance Apothecary Scales
This is a very nice set of Philip Harris Antique Brass Beam Balance Apothecary Scales. They are in lovely condition but there is a V-shaped metal part missing which attaches to the front of the column indicating the centre fulcrum. The price has been adjusted to account for the missing part. It still makes a very nice display item for a science lab, vintage office or retro home! When new, this would have been a very expensive item.
The whole ensemble comes apart to make for easier (and cheaper) shipping.
- Wooden Base
- A 30cm (12 inch) high main column.
- Plumb Bob tilt indicator (wire has been replaced). Equilibrium can also be achieved by levelling the Four Metal Feet.
- 25cm (10″) long Brass Beam
- Metal Chains
- Two metal weighing pans
The beam is inscribed:-
Philip Harris & Co. Birmingham
Philip Harris was established in 1817 and were famous for their medicines and scientific instruments.
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