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Partner: Jewish Museum, London (JML)
Reference: 1992.39.11
Description: Small balance scales with weights housed in wooden case, probably used by jeweller. - Pair of small jewller's balance scales and weights in wooden case. It is one of a number of personal belongings left at the Jews' Temporary Shelter by residents (often as security for a small loan in English money) and never collected. Jewellery-making was a trade often followed by Jews in Eastern Europe and it is possible that these scales were brought to the Shelter by a Jewish immigrant jeweller. The Jews' Temporary Shelter was opened in October 1885 at 82 Leman Street in the East End to provide temporary shelter and assistance to the large number of poor Jewish immigrants arriving in England from Eastern Europe.
Date(s): 1885 to 1939
Community: Jewish Community
Theme: Origins (conditions in the country of origin)
Format: Object
Access: Available for consultation at the Jewish Museum, London.
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