Prototype gold assay balance, in glazed mahogany case, 1852

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Prototype gold assay balance, brass, in glazed mahogany case, c. 1852. Designed by G H Matkins and bulit by Ludwig Oertling, London. This design evolved into the famous Oertling model 12 series which revolutionised the design of assay balances worldwide in just a few years.


Object Number:
1898-68 Pt1
glass and mahogany (wood)
case - container
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • weighing machine
  • scales - weighing device
  • beamscale
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
Makins, G.H.

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