Weighing machine, London, England, 1800

Made:
1800 in London

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Weighing machine, by I B Haas, with hanger and 13 weights inside, c. 1800

Jacob Bernard Haas made and signed philosophical instruments in London from about 1783-1800. He was Bavarian. This is a weighing machine made by Haas in 1800. It is made of wood and brass. Inside are a hanger and 13 weights. Monitoring a patient’s weight can indicate their health. Accurate weight information also ensures the appropriate dose is given of any medication.

Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
1979-406
Materials:
instrument, brass, ? material, instrument, wood and weight, metal
type:
weighing machine
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
Harriet Wynter Ltd.