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Precision balance
    • Setting:
      Room XVII
    • Maker:
    • Date:
      19th cent.
    • Materials:
      iron, brass, marble
    • Dimensions:
      1120x868 mm, pan diameters 390 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Precision balance (Inv. 997)

The balance is supported by a marble pillar with an internal stop mechanism, a screw-controlled lever, two bubble levels at the top of the pillar, with brass adjustment screws. There are an iron cross-beam and brass pans, with their suspension cords. The 1807 inventory lists the item as belonging to the Chemistry Laboratory of Museo di Fisica e Storia Naturale. Consequent provenance: Lorraine collections.