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Coin scale
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German coin scale made by Bernstein. You have to hold the scale on the handle to proof the weight and diameter of 10 or 20 Goldmark. The beam is floral engraved and show the text BERNSTEINS PATENT

If not in use, the scale is fitted in a small paper case which measures 4"x 1,3"x 0,6". On the top the text " Patent - Goldmünzwaage "

Alex Bernstein Blumenstraße 37, Berlin Germany start his company on the 18 Nov 1871. The company was deleted in 1923 ( 3. Jan. 1923 ) He had 120 Patents in 40 years . This coin wipe was made from 1875 up to 1877 ?. The name BERNSTEIN PATENT
is funny becuase this rocker was never patented in Germany.  The word "patent" was free in use until 1 July 1877 ( German Patent law ) The scale came original in this shown small card box with an paper which show the description and an test weight like the one which you can see on the next picture. 

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