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RobR
06-26-2005, 09:22 AM
Hi guys.

This is extremely off topic, and I apologise in advance! However....

I bought something interesting at an antique place today. Problem is, I have no idea what! It is some kind of weighing / cutting / sample preperation device. The only clue I have is that on the wooden box is printed

Glasblaserei
des instituts fur
GARUNGSGWERBE
Berlin N65

As far as I can tell Glasblaserei is Glass Blowing?

GARUNGSGWERBE is refining trade (refining of what? Glass? sugar? oil?)

I seem to be losing something in the rranslation.

Google throws up some sites, but nothing seemingly relevant.

Any clues anyone?

Glirk Dient
06-26-2005, 09:37 AM
I think they are clues to burried pirate treasure!

RobR
06-26-2005, 10:21 AM
Well.... that's..... errrr..... helpful. Thanks.

*looks in vain for rating system*

Glirk Dient
06-26-2005, 10:30 AM
Glasblaserei - Glass
des instituts fur - the Institute for
GARUNGSGWERBE - refining trade
Berlin N65 - perhaps street adress?

RobR
06-26-2005, 10:35 AM
*bangs head on desk*

Thanks Glirk.

RobR
06-26-2005, 01:46 PM
Picture...

confuted
06-26-2005, 01:53 PM
Looks like a scale and a set of standard weights used to determine how much another object weighs. Things like that used to be important - without it, nobody would agree on measurements.

spoon_
06-26-2005, 03:59 PM
Looks like a scale and a set of standard weights used to determine how much another object weighs. Things like that used to be important - without it, nobody would agree on measurements.


/clap

nvoigt
06-27-2005, 12:08 AM
It's German, though somewhat old fashioned.



Glasblaserei
des instituts fur
GARUNGSGWERBE
Berlin N65




Glasbläserei
des Instituts für
GÄRUNGSGEWERBE
Berlin N65




Glassblowing (Facility)
(Part of) the institute of
Fermentation ( as in brewing beer )
Berlin N65




Institut für Gärungsgewerbe und Biotechnologie zu Berlin (IfGB)
Zentrallaboratorium
Seestraße 13
13353 Berlin
Fax: (++4930) 450 80-232



It's a full address. Berlin is the capital of Germany, N65 probably a street or placename. The Institute of Fermentation still exists and is called Institute for Fermentation and Biotechnology today.

RobR
06-27-2005, 12:25 AM
Thank you nvoigt. That's just what I needed! Sorry about the umlauts (sp) - I didn't know how to put them in :embarrassed:.

nvoigt
06-27-2005, 06:32 AM
I don't know how to enter them using a non-german keyboard either :D

MadCow257
06-27-2005, 02:08 PM
Alt-0196 Ä
Alt-0228 ä
Alt-0252 ü
Alt-0220 Ü

RobR
06-30-2005, 08:58 AM
OK, cool. I found out what it is. It's a getreidprober :) .

http://www.kern-sohn.com/en/shop/catalogue-162.html

Thanks for your help nvoigt.

Sang-drax
06-30-2005, 01:08 PM
My keyboard has an umlaut key (¨), if I press that one and u I get ü. I never use it though.

Felix
06-30-2005, 05:00 PM
I don't know how to enter them using a non-german keyboard either :D
I do.

AZERTY for great justice.