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Object ID # 1986.019.011
Object Name Weight, Balance
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Apothecary's round, quarter-pound-sized brass weight. It is slightly wider around the top than around the base, and has a lip so that it can be neatly stacked. The underside has a brushed finish. The top is stamped with "No 2", "No 2", "1/4 lb", two crowns, "VR 493" (which may be a serial number), and the remnants of some other stamps.
Provenance Unknown manufacturer and provenance. Last owned by Roland Ellinghausen (b. 1910 - d. 1981), an Owen Sound druggist.
Collection Pharmaceutical Equipment Collection
Material Brass
Dimensions H-1.1 Dia-4.5 cm
Found Ontario
People Ellinghausen, Roland
Function Would be used in conjunction with a weighing device (weigh scales) in a drug store.