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Brass and Iron Balance Scale by Cornelius Kahlen

Auction:
2502
Lot:
702
Sold for:
$237$200

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Brass and Iron Balance Scale by Cornelius Kahlen, New York, late 19th century, the three foot iron stand with leveling screw supports the brass quadrant scale signed by maker at the top and calibrated in two segments 0-125 and pivoted cupped specimen holder with keystone read-out, ht. 23 1/2 in.

This specialized scale was possibly used by the U.S. Government to test currency paper.
Estimate $200-300

No significant repairs, replacements or restoration. Brass in old surface.

Keywords

Cornelius Kahlen, U.S. Government, Brass, Brass instrument, Calibration, Measurement, Measuring instruments, Metalworking, Weighing scale