Gold Dust Scoop

Wire-rimmed, tapered rectangular, shallow tray or pan, made of one piece, cut and folded on three sides. No marks.
Used to sift gold dust onto scales.
Currently not on view
Object Name
scoop, gold dust
date made
late 19th or early 20th century
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
overall: 1 1/8 in x 11 in x 7 13/16 in; 2.8575 cm x 27.94 cm x 19.84375 cm
place made
United States: California
place used
United States: California
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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