Scales and balances, groups/sets
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Coin-balances of 3 centuries
with their special weights for the gold and silver coins of that time

Letter-scales of different countries (hanging little pocket-scales)
upper part: Small thread-scales * paper-scale (g/m²)
down: Special balances for gold, drugs/medicine
old letter-scales, most from England
middle of upper part, hard recognizable: of silver
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3-4 scales/balances

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A
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made 1780
about 1790 ?
To that times "scalesmaker" was a
very respected profession. They
needed a long education/training
to get the privilege.

A set with a coin-balance + weights for the different coins
(Pistol, Carlin, Louisdor, Ducat, Severin, Maxdor ...)
was much more precious than today a Mercedes!

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corn-scales
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100-g-weight: 50 kg