Antique latin scale - Cast iron

Description
Antique latin scale - Cast iron
Italy - early 18th century

Greek old scale in Kythira, Roman scale (the looks of the old, the statera in Latin)
The hundredweight (Staters old, Statera Latin) powered by divided into kilograms or pounds, lever arm with movable weight and a fixed support above the position of the hook , from where it was held on the ends along a wooden post, the "tommy bar", (phalanges) by two human liver-weighers. The bottom hook or both chains again ended in pointed hooks, for example, was the weight stack plates barks arcades etc spring balance and its head and weighed lighter or heavier things accordingly. There were hundredweight weigh kg kg and one on the other side.

When sold, this will be carefully packed with Track & Trace.

Lot details
Object
Antique latin scale
Material
Cast iron
Estimated Period
Early 18th century
Country of Origin
Italy
Condition
Fair condition - heavily used & with possibly minor parts missing
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