Apothecary scales & weights; W A Webb Ltd; Unknown; CR2005.180

Name/Title

Apothecary scales & weights

About this object

Dark wooden drawer with set of apothecary scales which screw into the top of the case. In the drawer are 8 weights, two threepences (1934, 1956), a penny (1960), a hook with a ring and two clips. The scales were from R J Cox's Pharmacy and were used for weighing small amounts of drugs and medicines. The scales consist of two pieces plus a metal dish, a glass dish and a plastic dish. The wooden drawer has a loose felt bottom and consists of three pieces: the drawer, the case and a divider in the corner. An envelope was included in the donation with a description of the weights and a metric conversion noting "Apothecaries Weights used until about 1950 by Chemists - Then metric system came in."

Maker

W A Webb Ltd

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

Unknown

Place Made

United Kingdom, England, Greater London

Medium and Materials

Wood
Metal, chrome
Felt

Inscription and Marks

Beam of scales - W A WEBB LONDON
CLASS B TO WEIGH OZ

Measurements

H 50mm x L 260mm x 125mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Weighing equipment

Subject and Association Keywords

Apothecary

Credit Line

From the Collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

Weighing instruments

Object number

CR2005.180

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