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Ohaus Scale Corporation Balance Weights

Ohaus Scale Corporation Balance Weights Scales photo   Category : Science & Medicine (Pre-1930) > Apothecary & Pharmaceutical > Scales
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Category : Science & Medicine (Pre-1930) > Apothecary & Pharmaceutical > ScalesItem Id: 94224
Purpose: Apothecary Pharmaceutical medical weightsFor: Rare vtg scarce primitive collectible vintage set
Estimated value: 100 USDContents of set: 5 weights, wood block, pull out cover
Maker: Ohaus Scale CorporationOrigins: 18th century medical & pharmacy uses worldwide
Weights included: 2 DR, 1 DR, 1/2 DR, 1 SC, 2 SC all solid brassAlternate uses: Balancing scale display, doctor office shelf prop
Weight graduations: Drachma drams scruplesUsed in conjunction with: Mortar and pestal, drugs, powders, medicine
Method of weight influences: Roman Sicilian Nuremburg Latin English Prussia weight comparison:
2 DR (drachma) ~7.8 grams
1 DR (drachma) ~3.9 grams
½ DR (drachma) ~1.9 grams
2 SC (scruple) ~2.5 grams
1 SC (scruple) ~1.3 grams

The apothecaries system of weights is a historical system of mass units that were used by physicians and apothecaries for medical recipes, and also sometimes by scientists, using drachms or drams, scruples, grains, etc.

Many different conversion methods exist, whether using Roman, Sicilian, Nuremburg, Habsburg, English, Prussian, Latin, or any combination or variation thereof, and these may be found with further research, as each differs slightly depending upon the cultural influence at time of production

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