Cased Set of Brass Scales with Weights used for the Klondike Goldrush
Cased Set of Brass Scales with Weights used for the Klondike Goldrush
Cased Set of Brass Scales with Weights used for the Klondike Goldrush
Cased Set of Brass Scales with Weights used for the Klondike Goldrush
Cased Set of Brass Scales with Weights used for the Klondike Goldrush

Cased Set of Brass Scales with Weights used for the Klondike Goldrush

1800 to 1900 North America

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A Cased Set of Brass Scales with Weights used for the Klondike Goldrush in Alaska containing a small collection of panned Gold Nuggets and a stereoscopic slide depicting miners and prospectors ascending the Chilkoot Pass
Late 19th Century

Size: 3.5cm high, 19.5cm wide, 10cm deep - 1¼ ins high, 7¾ ins wide, 4 ins deep
Provenance:
Ex Private Swiss collection
The Klondike gold-rush began on the 16th August 1896 on Bonanza Creek, some 50 miles east of the Alaskan border, near a town called Dawson. The Chilkoot Trail was an old trade route historically used by the Northwest Coast Tlingit, which became the main path for the prospectors to get through the snow-covered, treacherous mountains. The dangerous Chilkoot Pass with its risk of avalanches had to be crossed in order to reach the Klondike. In the Winter, steps were cut into the ice of the pass, but were too narrow for more than one person to climb up at a time and so the 1500 steps were limited to a single-file line up the mountain. The travelling miners, known as ‘stampeders’, named them ‘the Golden Stairs’ and those workers who had carved the steps charged the prospectors to ascend them.
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Wood, Brass, Steel, Gold
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