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Object ID # 1986.019.010
Object Name Weight, Balance
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Apothecary's round, 1-ounce 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 "oz", "2", "1", "N", two crowns, and the number 493, which may be a serial number.
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-0.7 Dia-2.9 cm
Found Ontario
People Ellinghausen, Roland
Function Would be used in conjunction with a weighing device (weigh scales) in a drug store.