S. Henry's Royal Patent Ballance & Gauge,
S. Henry's Royal Patent Ballance & Gauge, , bronze scales, circa 1775, S. Henry, the scales and gauge set on a bronze base, stamped, S. HENRY/INVENTOR/ BY/ ROYAL PATENT. rev. the gauge designed to measure three gold coins to check for counterfeiting, 132 x 42 mm. contained in original fish skin case. Good very fine and rare. £Sold
Included is a copy of the "Public Advertiser" for December 1775 where it is recorded that the set sold for 10/6d including the gauge and case.
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