Very rare spring scale,
made France. The graduation show the weight in KG and
Weight up to 175 KG
Thanks to Huib Tielemann for this add picture and descrition:
The diameter of the scale is about 109 mm (inside) / 182 mm (outside).
* 0 t/m 188 kilogram, at the end is written : KILOG.
* 0 t/m 380 poids anciens, at the end is written : P. AC. ( Poids Anciens).
top of the scale is written : BOELLE A ST CHRISTOPHE
This spring balance is special because it has two pointers, one for the
kilog-scale and one for the Anciens Poids-scale.
The Anciens Poids were the so known Poids de Marc, the old Marcweight of Paris.
L’ancienne livre poids de marc is divided : 1 livre = 2 marc = 16 onces = 128 gros = 384 scrupules of deniers = 9216 grains = 221184 primes of carobes = 489,5058466 gram.
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