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  Miners Gold Scale Open.jpg - MINERS GOLD SCALE - Rare 1850s tin cased miners gold scale, black exterior and orange interior color, marked MINERS GOLD SCALE in gold letters across top front and in gold letters MANUFACTURED EXPRESSELY FOR CALIFORNIA across bottom front with a classic spread-wing gold American eagle in the center bearing a shield across its breast, 6 1/4 in. wide x 3 in. deep x 1 in. high in oval shape, brass beam, pans and chains, 3 nesting weights including 2, 1, 1/2 troy ounce  ((The California Gold Rush produced a number of “California Goods” to identify and to be identified with this great adventure; boots, knives, brandy, and gold amalgamators filled the bill to name a few along with the miners pocket gold scales shown here; these pocket scales date from the 1850s and predate other miners' gold scales marked with "Improved" on the lid (shown elsewhere in my pics).  Probably of German origin, these scales came in a variety of colors and all have brass beams, pans and suspension chains.  Just what was improved between scales marked with and without  "Improved" on the lid remains a mystery.  Perhaps it had to do with the spelling of the term "expressely" on these scales.  I doubt the person who marked these scales did well in the school spelling bee.)  
Miners' Improved Gold Scale Closed
Miners' Improved Gold Scale Open
Miners' Improved Gold Scale Weights
Miners' Improved Gold Scale
Miners Improved Gold Scale II Closed

Miners Gold Scale Open | MINERS GOLD SCALE - Rare 1850s tin cased miners gold scale, black exterior and orange interior color, marked MINERS GOLD SCALE in gold letters across top front and in gold letters MANUFACTURED EXPRESSELY FOR CALIFORNIA across bottom front with a classic spread-wing gold American eagle in the center bearing a shield across its breast, 6 1/4 in. wide x 3 in. deep x 1 in. high in oval shape, brass beam, pans and chains, 3 nesting weights including 2, 1, 1/2 troy ounce ((The California Gold Rush produced a number of “California Goods” to identify and to be identified with this great adventure; boots, knives, brandy, and gold amalgamators filled the bill to name a few along with the miners pocket gold scales shown here; these pocket scales date from the 1850s and predate other miners' gold scales marked with "Improved" on the lid (shown elsewhere in my pics). Probably of German origin, these scales came in a variety of colors and all have brass beams, pans and suspension chains. Just what was improved between scales marked with and without "Improved" on the lid remains a mystery. Perhaps it had to do with the spelling of the term "expressely" on these scales. I doubt the person who marked these scales did well in the school spelling bee.) Download Original Image
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