Weighing machine with ruler for height, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1831-1910

1831-1910 in Edinburgh

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Weighing machine with upright for measurement of height with five brass weights in a polythene bag, by Gardner, Scottish, 1801-1900

Hospital patients were weighed and measured by this machine. The weighing machine is made from oak and boxwood. The fittings and weights are brass. Monitoring a patient’s weight can indicate their health. Accurate weight information also ensures the correct dose is given of any medication. It was made by J. Gardner and Son in Edinburgh, Scotland.


Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
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boxwood, brass, oak and textile
personal weigher
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • weighing machine

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