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new scale

1st Oct 2009: A new balance scale added to the collection: Here we have a scale once owned by Thomas Gregson from Blubberhouse, marked with his signature in 1863. And then signed by a new owner F.C. Steele from Roole in 1905. It is this connection between social history and function of a precision instrument which fascinates the scale collector.

Sunday April 18th 2010

Members of ISASC Europe are meeting at the scales museum, near Lydney Gloucester, for the Spring Association meeting. The museum will be open for browsing and discussion of the exhibits, and a small members sale of items brought will happen before lunch, which will be served in the new dining hall. If you would like to join the society please contact ISASC.

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January - March 2010

We have been outfitting the dining hall upstairs in the museum, and a new purpose built kitchen, with the grand opening for the ISASC meeting in April.

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Decmber 2009

We have recently begun hiring out some of the rare and historically important exhibits to TV and Film production companies who want authentic props etc.

At the end of August 2009: The Museum gained several new scales and weights, which are in the process of being catalogued and researched.
6th June 2008: The Museum welcomed Barry Oliver (expert in Oertling scales) and Thomas Allgeier (expert in Stanton Instruments) for a very informative afternoon. The Museum thanks these two knowledgable gentlemen for their valuable contributions in identifying certain exhibits we will be updating shortly (please go to the web site links found on the home page, to find out more about both Oertling and Stanton from their web sites).
 
Weights Shelf
meeting room 2
18th September 2008: The Museum has just recently expanded by renovating the meeting hall area in the barn built circa 1821. We are in the middle of displaying a number of scales within this room, ready to welcome the ISASC members from the USA arriving in October.
       

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