AIF2:  French Equal Arm Balance

French equal arm balance, dated 1737. Fine cut steel beam with gallows and indicators; brass knob suspended from lower end of gallows and also above suspension hooks; 57.4 cm long beam. On beam are duck-like figures with mouths open opposite each other; beam end suspension hooks and gallows have elaborate scroll design with rosettes all under diamond in square. Inscribed "FAIT A BESENCON 1737 BRAILLARD". Identified by Kisch.