A journey to search my soul

This is a blog of my personal collections. The purpose of this blog is to educate myself and public in regards to antiquities especially related to religion and calligraphy. I welcome everyone to input their feedback in this blog which they think would be helpful. I do not watermark the photos in this blog so everyone is free to use them as long as they are not used for illegal and unethical reasons. I appreciate if you could notify me if you plan to use any of the photos here. Enjoy browsing!!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Ancient Artifact Review 41 : Antique Apothecary Weight Set 19th Century

This is a complete set of weight set used normally in pharmacy. Purchased from a flea market Prague in 2015. Take note the unit measurement used "DK". Below an excerpt from Wiki on this unit

Deca- or deka-[1] (symbol da) is a unit prefix in the metric system, denoting a factor of ten. The term is derived from the Greek δέκα meaning "ten".
The prefix was a part of the original metric system in 1795. It is not in very common usage, although the decapascal is occasionally used by audiologists. The decanewton is also encountered occasionally, probably because it is an SI approximation of the kilogram-force. Its use is more common in Central Europe: in German, Polish (deka, deko), Czech, Slovak and Hungarian, deca is common (and used a word on its own always means decagram). A runway number typically indicates its heading in decadegrees.
Before the symbol was standardized as da with the introduction of the International System of Units in 1960, various other symbols were more common, such as "dk", "D", and "Da".