Roman spirit level
A Roman fast scale or beam balance is one of the innovative inventions of the Romans.
This type of balance could be taken everywhere.
It consists of a longer beam bar with marked units of measurement.
A suspension device and a hook at the end of the bar .
This hook is used to attach a weighing pan. On the beam bar is a counterweight on the opposite side of the weighing pan, which
you can push it back and forth.
This is done until the balance is in equilibrium and the weight can be read off the beam bar.
In principle it is very similar to a seesaw.
With heavy goods the counterweight must be very far out.
The lighter the object to be weighed, the more the counterweight "moves" to the middle of the beam bar.
There you can read off the scale how heavy the goods are.
Handicraft sheet roman scale
- 2 sheets of color printed paper
- Model of a beam balance
- length approx. 24cm
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