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Catalogue Reference:(JML) 1992.39.11

A pair of small jeweller's balance scales and weights together with the wooden box in which they were stored. These were left at the Jews' Temporary Shelter (possibly by an immigrant jeweller as security for a small cash loan in English currency) some time before 1939. Jewellery-making was a trade often followed by Eastern European Jews. Jeweller's scales are commonly used today for weighing gold and silver, usually when buying items or for valuations.

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