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    California Gold Rush Table-Top Set of Gold Scales by Tradition from the Trading Post at Washington Flat, California. The table top set of gold assayer's scales, comprising an adjustable brass balance beam scale mounted on a wooden base with single drawer containing a wood block rack containing seven different brass counterweight bowls ranging in weight from 1/4 oz. to 1 lb. One brass balance tray and weights marked: C.C.S./1859. Wooden block marked: Charpenter/A Paris [with crown proof above].By tradition, this item by was purchased by a Dr. G. P. Cooper at Angels Camp, California in 1915 from the Richards/Forsyth family.
    Condition: Very good. Showing period age wear and patina. Left side panel of wooden base missing. Period staining to wooden base.


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    18th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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