Gold rush 'Miners Companion' gold scales; unknown maker; Mid 19th Century; RX.19...

Name/Title

Gold rush 'Miners Companion' gold scales

About this object

A red leather miners companion case for storing a set of gold scales and weights. Unfortunately this is not a complete set as the scales and some of the weights are missing.

Maker

unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

Mid 19th Century

Period

19th Century Mid

Place Made

unknown

Medium and Materials

processed material, leather
processed material, metal, alloy, copper alloy, brass

Inscription and Marks

case has gold lettering depicting 'Miners Companion'

each weight is marked with its weight:
1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, 1 ounces and 2 ounces

Measurements

Case:
l 170mm x w 80mm x d 45mm
wt 258g

Object Type

equipment

Object number

RX.1978.16

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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Tags
Gold
Mining
Scales
Weights

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