Scale beam

Scale beam

See Cotton scale. Scale beams worked on the same principle as Steelyards, but instead of having the straight beam of a steelyard, scale beams had an upward curve to the beam on the side of the pivot away from the poise location.
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Tenders are invited for Nit For Item K5/6670-000014 Scale Beam Indicating 5 Kg
The recent find of a scale beam from Early Bronze Age levels in Tell Fadous-Kfarabida (Lebanon) serves as a starting point to rectify this imbalanced picture.
The importance of the scale beam from Tell Fadous-Kfarabida--at first glance a rather inconspicuous object--is twofold.
The scale beam from Tell Fadous-Kfarabida, which clearly dates to the first half of the third millennium BC, can serve as a first indication to rectify this imbalanced picture (Figure 8).
The fact that this scale beam was not found in one of the commercial centres of the Levant such as Byblos, but in a small settlement of secondary or even tertiary rank suggests that the practice of weighing must have been more common in the Early Bronze Age Levant than hitherto assumed.
Models 550 and 551 offer a constant speed motor and precision scale beam to ensure controlled instrument set-up as well as other improvements.
We used mechanical scale beams that were only accurate to plus or minus one pound.