Two pan gold scales mounted on a box, made circa 1850. They were used by the Denis Brothers to weight gold brought into their shop by miners from the Bendigo and Ballarat goldfields. The Denis Brothers established a watchmaker and jewellery shop in Melbourne in 1853.

Physical Description

Two circular pan scales are suspended from a metal balance which is supported on a vertical metal vertical stand. The stand on top of a rectangular wooden box with a sliding drawer. There is also a circular brass tray. In the draw are: 5 brass weights, a small wooden stamp, a pin with a segmented bone handle and 4 letter-headed pages.

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