Spring Scale

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Description
This small copper bucket has graduated slits on both sides, and handle attached to rods and springs. It was in allegedly used for weighing gold dust.
Location
Currently not on view
Measurements
bucket: 3 1/4 in x 3 5/8 in; 8.255 cm x 9.2075 cm
overall, with handle: 4 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 12.065 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
CH.309606
accession number
105652
catalog number
309606
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. George H. Kernodle
subject
Weights & Measures
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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