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    Rare "Miners' Improved Gold Scale Manufactured Expressly for California". Possibly the smallest, most important of miners' tools, the scales provided a true measure of success (or failure) of a man's dreams. This small brass hand-scale includes several counterweights ranging from an impressive two ounces to a modest 4 grams. The scale and counterweights are housed in a japanned metal box measuring approximately 5.5" x 3.25". The lid is marked "Miners' Improved Gold Scale Manufactured Expressly for California" and features a small vignette of a patriotic eagle and shield. The box is a bit dented and scuffed (hopefully from success) but the scales and box are in excellent, working condition. From the estate collection of E. F. Mueller.

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    December, 2012
    11th-12th Tuesday-Wednesday
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