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Table of weights and measures, mid 19th century (colour engraving)

Table of weights and measures, mid 19th century (colour engraving)

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Table of weights and measures, mid 19th century (colour engraving)

CHT164289 Table of weights and measures, mid 19th century (colour engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; ( Tableau de l enseignement des poids et mesures; ); eArchives Charmet; French, out of copyright

Media ID 23357136

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Balance Barrel Capacity Coins Enseignement Franc Height Measure Measurements Meter Pair Of Scales Protractor Square Steelyard Tape Thermometer Weighing Machine Weight Centigrade Coin Dynamometer Gram Gramme Kilogram Litre Measuring Instruments Mesure Metre Metric System Systeme Temperatures


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This vibrant and detailed 19th-century engraving captures a fascinating glimpse into the world of weights and measures during that era. The table is filled with an array of measuring instruments, each meticulously depicted in vivid colors. From barrels to coins, balances to meters, this print showcases the diverse tools used for measurement at the time. The French School artist behind this masterpiece skillfully portrays the intricacies of the metric system through depictions of gram scales, tape measures, and thermometers. The inclusion of various currencies adds another layer of interest to this tableau. As we examine this image closely, we are transported back in time to witness how people would have measured everything from capacity to weight using these instruments. It serves as a reminder of how far we have come in terms of standardizing measurements across different countries and cultures. This print not only educates us about historical methods but also highlights the importance placed on precise measurement during that period. It is a testament to human ingenuity and our constant quest for accuracy in quantifying our world. Displayed proudly in private collections today, this engraving continues to captivate viewers with its rich details and historical significance. Its timeless appeal reminds us that even centuries-old artifacts can still hold relevance and intrigue for modern audiences.

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