Gold scales; Unknown maker; Unknown; CR1977.811

Name/Title

Gold scales

About this object

These gold mining scales are believed to be from the Hartley and Reilly Dredge operating on the Clutha River. They consist of a steel beam with two brass pans each attached with three chains. There is a leather tab attached at the top. At the bottom of the centre of each pan is a rough patch creating a rippled, rough surface. It has decorative pointed ends on the beam.

Maker

Unknown maker

Date Made

Unknown

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

Brass (?)

Measurements

H 450mm x L 350mm
Steel beam L 275mm
Brass pans Dia 130mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Weighing equipment

Subject and Association Keywords

Gold

Credit Line

From the Collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

Weighing instruments

Object number

CR1977.811

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