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Printer's pre-digital ink scale. Includes a spirit level set into the body of the scales to ensure accuracy of
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Printer's pre-digital ink scale.

Includes a spirit level set into the body of the scales to ensure accuracy of measurements. Has 2 sliding scales: up to 1000g in 100g increments; and up to 100g in 1/2g increments. The weights are attached to a sliding bar. There is a needle on a dial with a read-off mark but no scale indicated. The two scale plates are different: a flat tin plate on the one side and a smaller, cork covered plate on the other.

Details

Category:
Printing & Writing
Object Number:
Y2008.27
Materials:
cork, steel (metal), tin (metal)
type:
scale - rule
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • ruler - measuring device
credit:
Gift of Alan Roughley

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