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A wand weigher was a brass instrument used to identify a wand's length, core material, and the length of time it has been used. One of these devices sits at the Security Desk in the Ministry of Magic Atrium. When a visitor enters the Ministry, they have to register their wand at the Security Desk, and this instrument is used. The wand is placed upon the brass scale and a slip of parchment with the wand's specifications comes out of the machine.Eric Munch was the Security Guard who used the instrument when Harry Potter visited the Ministry in 1995.[1]

It is unknown if it survived the Duel in the Ministry Atrium as the Security Desk was set afire when hit with a Killing Curse.

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Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 7 (The Ministry of Magic)