Author Topic: Weights from Heidelberg  (Read 614 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Figleaf

  • Administrator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 31 145
Weights from Heidelberg
« on: July 08, 2018, 02:48:22 PM »
The city has other priorities, but for me, the best tourist attraction in Heidelberg is the Deutsches Apotheken-Museum (link in German, more nice pictures). Among many other exhibits are some very interesting items shown here.
  • French balance with nested weights in box.
  • German pocket coin balance box and weights.
  • Glass weight set from the GDR.
  • German nested weights, nicely decorated lid.
  • German nested weight set, weights taken out.
  • Thai opium weights.
  • Russian porcelain weight set.
The small Russian weights had to be handled with tweezers, as human skin fat and sweat would have added an unacceptable amount of weight.

« Last Edit: July 08, 2018, 02:59:06 PM by Figleaf »
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.