Apothecary / Drug Store Balance Scale with Eastlake Style Low Relief carved Walnut Wood Case with it's dark original Finish. Circa 1880 to 1900 !!! Pans could be used upright for large amounts of medicine, or can be inverted to use for smaller amounts of power.
Lead Sealed Hole in center of Disc (New York City Approved) Die Stamped :
"NYC. APPD. Type No. 17 * Serial No. (W 2)"
Condition : Incised / Low Relief Carved Oak Case with White Marble Top & Rare Original Brass Trays. White Marble top has a repaired crack down the middle, and has normal roughness on the sharp edges.
Decorative use for Flowers around the house would be creative repurposing !
Case Measures : 18 1/2 inches Long 7 1/24 inches Wide and 5 inches High.
Weight : 16 Pounds.
Could be Re-Calibrated, since it is off zero-center by the weight of one metal washer, as shown in the photos.