Record

Reference numberMOB/056
LevelItem
TitleApothecaries' scales
ArtistMartin, H
Datec.1820-1840
DescriptionTravelling apothecaries’ scale for weighing chemicals and pharmaceuticals, comprising brass pillar and balance with a single chained pan and a corresponding fork for a detachable pan or glass. Lever operated with a central pointer. Apparatus is mounted on a mahogany box with a single drawer containing two compartments, both lined with red velvet. The brass pan is inscribed: ‘H.MARTIN, MAKER READING.’ Inside are sets of weights. Thought to have previously belonged to Luke Howard FRS.
Extent1 instrument, 28 weights
FormatScientific Instrument
MaterialsBrass, wood, string
Dimensionsh 340 x w 253 x d 140 mm
Access statusOpen
ProvenancePresented by Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, 1975
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Picture Library
URLhttps://pictures.royalsociety.org/image-rs-12494
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA4515Howard; Luke (1772 - 1864)1772 - 1864
NA3688Hodgkin; Sir; Alan Lloyd (1914 - 1998); physiologist1914 - 1998
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