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Set of scales

<p>19th-century scales which were given to the Museum as a private donation.</p>

19th-century scales which were given to the Museum as a private donation.

Measuring instrument from the 19th century consisting of a horizontal bar with rings at the end. Two pieces of white cord are tied to a pair of pieces of flat wood on which the weights were placed. The scales were donated to the Museum and Municipal Archive of Calella by a local family. This piece indicates how important transatlantic trade was to the town and the whole coastal region, alongside the industrial activity centred on textiles.

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