Balance

Description
This hand balance has a 5.5-inch iron beam with index, 2-inch brass pans, and oval iron case. It belonged to James K. Harper (b. 1798), a doctor who practiced in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Location
Currently not on view
associated dates
1798 01 01+ / 1798 01 01+, 1798 12 31- / 1798 12 31-
user
Harper, :Dr/James K
Physical Description
metal, brass (overall material)
metal, iron (overall material)
Measurements
bar: 7 cm x 14.5 cm x 1.7 cm; 2 3/4 in x 5 11/16 in x 11/16 in
ID Number
MG.302606.395.02
accession number
302606
catalog number
302606.395.02
Credit Line
Gift of The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland
subject
Weights & Measures
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Medicine and Science: Pharmacy
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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