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Circa 1850 Miners' Improved Gold Scale Manufactured Expressly for California. Extremely Fine. The green-painted tin box measures 7.2 x 3.1 x 1.2 inches with gilt lettering, a flying eagle, and a ribbon bearing the motto E Pluribus Unum. The paint is mostly intact on the outside of the box and is partially worn away on the inside. The scale is brass construction and shows minor corrosion. The scale arm is 6.9 inches, and the pans are 2.8 inches diameter. A wood block inside the case holds ½, 1, 2, and 4 ounce weights. An extra 2 ounce weight is included, with 10, 5, 2, 2, and 1 dwt. weights, permitting a capacity of 10.5 ounces. Eric P. Newman identified this scale as a product of Germany, although no markings are seen. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.HID05401242017

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