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Postcard of Scale.
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This folding brass scale was once owned by Robert Trollap of York. It is dated 1655, the year in which Trollap designed the Exchange and Guildhall in Newcastle.

The three-foot scale is in three parts and with two leaf hinges. This side is inscribed '1655 Robert Trollap of Yorke Free Mason'.

Although London was the centre of the British instrument trade, instruments were made and used outside the metropolis from a fairly early date.

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Online ID: 000-100-102-743-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  T.1978.92
Date: 1655
Material: Brass. Inscription: 1655 Robert Trollop of Yorke Free Mason
Dimensions: 328 mm x 49 mm x 4 mm
What: Scale, folding
Who: Robert Trollop (Inscribed on the scale)
Description: Graduated three-foot brass scale in three parts, inscribed '1655 Robert Trollap of Yorke Free Mason', 1655
  • Morrison-Low, A.D., ' "Spirit of Place": Some Geographical Implications of the English Provincial Instrument Trade, 1760-1850' in Bulletin of the Scientific Instrument Society, No 53 (1997) 
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