Scales and Weights: A Historical Outline (History of Science & Medicine I)
Publish Date: 1965-11-21
Author: Bruno Kisch
Hardback with dustcover; cloth over boards. 297 pp. 2.5 pounds. b&w illustrations throughout. 15 page Bibliography.
This unique survey of the history of weighting and its instruments, from the earliest known examples in the millennia before Christ to the modern era, is generously illustrated with 98 plates depicting scales, weights, and containers from the great collections of the world. It includes the known hallmarks of the scale and weight makers of Western Europe and lists of the weights of the world and their metric equivalents, by country and by name of weight.