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ID number:  BIRRC-P0232
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Historic Physics Collection
Artist / Maker:  Oertling
Title / Object name:  Balance - large
Object type:  Balance
Place made:  London
Date made:  1909 or before
Materials:  Brass and steel in wooden case with glass panels
Measurements:  69 x 50 x 28 cm., Beam length 36 cm

This is a large balance for weighing masses up to a few kilograms. It is referred to in the records as a “bullion balance”.
The balance can be completely removed from the case. The case has three glass front panels that can be raised independently.

Inscriptions / Translations:  On beam and on base: L. OERTLING, LONDON

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