Large Victorian Balance Scale
During the 19th century the pharmacy or apothecary would be part of the main hub of any town or village , as this was before the national health service, the people would rely on their local chemist for advice, and if they were lucky enough to afford a doctor, their prescriptions. An essential part of any pharmacy or apothecary would be a commercial set of balance scales, usually made from brass or iron.
This example is made from brass, with a central cast column which is weighted, bearing a makers mark for Charpentier of Paris.
The brass is in good condition with some very faint scratches. Balanceis working well.
Dimensions: 46 cm high x 54 cm wide