Gem Scales



This is a vintage brass balance scale contained in a black velvet lined case. Made in India, around the mid 20th Century, the measure is designed specifically for gemstones or apothecary use.

The wood case is covered in a hard wearing, attractive fabric and has brass fasteners. It is lined inside with black velvet with snug recesses for each component, and is ideal for either the desk or in the field.

The polished brass scale set and weights present well against the black velvet background. A screw-in mast hosts the balance, with a 50g maximum capacity, and contains  individual brass weights of 20g, 10g, and 5g, plus base metal weights for 500mg, 2 x 200mg, 100mg, 20mg, 10mg and 2 x 5mg, contained in a black plastic case. A pair of tweezers is also fitted to handle the small mg weights.

Max Width: 26.5cm (10.5”)
Max Depth: 14.5cm (5.75”)
Max Height: 3cm (1.25”)



Shipping costs – Free to inland UK

Shipping costs are for mainland destinations only.

For UK offshore or overseas locations, please contact me for shipping costs. We do not accept returns.


Contact:           Mike Binns

Tel:                  +44 (0)790 980 3624


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