London, South Kensington
7 June 2001
A fine and rare 18th-Century brass coin balance,
signed on one of the support arms Anscheutz & C.oN.o1753, with brass pan with original cord and an index arranged to read off the curved graduated scale inscribed D 6 each and with various divisions (the scale arm and pan support section incorrectly re-attached to the back of the suppoting upright), the base hinged to fold down into the shaped mahogany case with brass hook and eye -- 5 7/8in. (15cm.) long
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CLIFTON, Gloria, Directory of British Scientific Instrument Makers 1550-1851 (London, 1995)
Clifton records the firm of Valentine Ascheutz & Co. as working 1761-1772 in Denmark Street, London.
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