Balance

Balance

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Description
This is a small metal device with four slots, marked 20, 5, 5 and 10, and inscription that reads “DÉPOSÉ NUMISMETRE ‘ETALON’.” In operation, a coin would be placed in the appropriate slot, and if of the correct weight, it would depress the rocker balance.
Location
Currently not on view
Measurements
base: 2 1/4 in x 1 in; 5.715 cm x 2.54 cm
overall: 5 in x 1 in; 12.7 cm x 2.54 cm
overall: 1 5/8 in x 5 in x 1 1/4 in; 4.1275 cm x 12.7 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
CH.318250
catalog number
318250
accession number
235392
Credit Line
Dr. Bruno Kisch
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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