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Béranger Balance Scale 1800s
This is a stunning example of the commercial scales created in France in the mid-1800s! Joseph Béranger improved on the sensitivity and accuracy of the original Roberval scale by adding balance beams and then enclosing the critical mechanisms in a wooden case to protect them from damage and dust in the shops of 19th century France.  This style was ultimately manufactured by companies around the world.
But the balance scale we offer you here is from the early period of production in France (mid-1800s) by La Mulatiere in Lyon France - the up and coming center of food commerce in southern France.
length 19" / 48cm
width   8" / 20cm
height  4" / 11cm
weight 13 pounds / 6 kilos
Disclosures, please look at the collection of photos. One brass plate has a bit of cracking. The marble top has a chip on one edge. I believe the original had a glass window in front of the measurements (but the tiny arrow markers are intact and very cool!) 
Shipping from France (department 84) will be done by La Poste Colissimo with tracking and insurance.
to USA:   $183.50 USD
to UK:        53.98 GBP
to France:  27.80 Euros

Antique Beranger French Balance Scale 1800s

    Living on Provence Time...

    It floats
    On the heat of summer,
    Through the stillness of winter,
    Rolling across the hills and valleys of spring,
    And scattering along the winds of autumn.

                                                        jrc millett, 2012

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