Antique E. H. Sargent & Co. Chicago Chemist Supplies

Antique E.H. Sargent & Co. Chicago, Chemists Supplies, Scientific Balance Scale?, Side Engraved "Beckers' Sons Holland", NO RESERVE!

One of a number of interesting items from a local area estate. Check my other listings as I will be happy to combine shipping for multiple purchases.

Purchased at a recent estate auction I have no idea what this one is! It looks like it might be some type of scientific balance scale but I am hoping that an informed eBayer will share his knowledgeas to its exact use.

Condition is vintage, good. T is some spotting/staining to wood but all pieces appear to be intact. Drawer fits into box sleeve both directions so I am unsure as to proper facing. My photos show it placed as found. Both sides of the box sleeve are engraved Beckers' Sons Holland . In addition to brass stand on top t is a brass fitting on one side and a small brass cylinder on bottom with hole through center section.

Christopher Becker was born at Filsum, near Hannover, Germany in 1803. He attended school in Filsum and became an apprentice to Mr. Humboldt in Hannover. T he acquired the early training that resulted in his becoming an outstanding manufacturer of balances, scales and scientific instruments. Around 1828, he moved to Groningen, The Netherlands w he made many accurate instruments. He later moved
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