Physician’s Hand Scales or Balance

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Physician’s Hand Scales or Balance

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The single beam balance was used in Egypt as early as 1550 B.C. and was likely used for weighing drugs at that time.  The hand balance was the main balance used by apothecaries prior to the 19th century and were contained in small oval or rectangular tin, wooden or leather covered boxes.

A splendid Physician’s Hand Balance by Chicago SIM, Sharp and Smith, ca. 1876-82.

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