Museo Galileo
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    • Setting:
      Room XVIII
    • Maker:
      Giovanni Savoi
    • Place:
    • Date:
    • Materials:
      brass, wood
    • Dimensions:
      270x130x305 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Balance (Inv. 816)
    • Balance (Inv. 816)

This special balance is suspended from an upright with a tripod fitted with leveling screws. This assembly rests on a walnut base in the shape of a triangular drawer. The arms are of unequal length. The upright carries a curved graduated scale. The balance beam holds a round pan suspended by three strings at one end, and a rod with two smaller superposed pans at the other end. The base is engraved with the maker's name: "Joannes Savoi Senensis f.[ecit] Florentiae A.[nno] 1766." Provenance: Lorraine collections.