Balance

Description
The U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey acquired this spring scale in 1922, and transferred it to the Smithsonian in 1929. It measures up to 5 kilograms, with 25 gram divisions. The inscriptions read “JOHN CHATILLON & SONS / NEW YORK” and “U.S.C. & G.S. No. G313.”
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1922
maker
John Chatillon and Sons
place made
United States: New York, New York
Measurements
overall: 29.2 cm x 15.2 cm x 4.5 cm; 11 1/2 in x 6 in x 1 3/4 in
dial: 10.2 cm; x 4 in
pointer: 2 in; x 5.08 cm
ID Number
CH.309667
catalog number
309667
accession number
106954
Credit Line
Transfer from Department of Commerce
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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