By the classical meter to the modern sales assistant – the first historical scale can be found in Egypt Balingen, July 2009 – he was a man possessed. But without him, the history of science would be poorer and the world would have understood late some secret of nature. Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) died 150 years ago, he had earned contributions especially to the scientific functioning.\” So it reports the Suddeutsche Zeitung and cited the naturalist in his conviction that it was his way to track an and same object until I’ve enlightened him.\” He was obsessed with exact numbers. \”\” In 30 volumes he has documented his evaluations of the expeditions, which he settled to the most expensive arsenal of instruments, that ever a man possessed\”, such as Daniel Kehlmann in his book measuring the world\”writes, including two barometer air pressure, a Hypsometer to measure the water’s boiling point, a theodolite for surveying\”. In addition to a length and the clock applies to many scientists until today the scale as one of the main instruments, which has developed the humanity. Her story is also the story of human progress. \”That they in Hans-Joachim Brauns the 101 most important inventions of the history of the world\” finds, not surprisingly.
At the latest with the burgeoning trade deficit, people sought ways to determine weights and masses of goods of any kind – whether gold or spices. One of the oldest known scales comes from the Egypt of the 5th Millennium. It is a simple form of triple-beam balance. This scale was attached with a rope in the Middle, for example, a tree. The scales are located at the ends. As so often was it the Romans who better made available and gave crucial impetus to technical development, improved the accuracy of the scales.