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Early 17th Century - Steelyard Balance - Cannon Ball Counterweight

Antiquities - Post Medieval


LOT 900

Estimate
GBP (£) 60 - 90
EUR (€) 68 - 102
USD ($) 84 - 126
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £69

EARLY 17TH CENTURY - STEELYARD BALANCE - CANNON BALL COUNTERWEIGHT

Circa mid-17th century AD. A blacksmith-made large steelyard balance, the main beam of slender tapering section, terminating in a stud; the suspension end formed of two rails fixed through the beam with three shafts from which depend two hanging rings and a single load hook (of 2 originally present); the sliding counterweight formed of a small cannon ball (3" - Minion type) set within a cradle. 2.11 Kg, 560 mm (22 inches).

Condition
One hook part missing at the end of the beam, otherwise fine. An interesting display piece.

Footnotes
The use of a cannon ball for the counterweight is novel but effective.

Date
Thursday 9th September 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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Thursday 9th September 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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