Beam Balance

Beam balance with a rounded and pierced suspension clevis, tapered pointer topped by a tiered conical finial, and crook ends. Beam is shaped on underside at fulcrum with reverse cymas and stamped midway on arms with triple-reeded bands. Both arms struck incuse on both sides with "I.EDWARDS" at left and "NEW.YORK" at right, all in roman letters. Beam only; no hooks or pans.
Currently not on view
Object Name
beam balance
Object Type
date made
1800 - 1830
Physical Description
iron, wrought (overall material)
overall: 1 1/2 in x 20 1/8 in x 7 1/4 in; 3.81 cm x 51.1175 cm x 18.415 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of John Paul Remensnyder
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