Beam Balance

Equal-arm beam balance with a circular pivot center hook, piercework pointer, and flat, slightly swelled and tapered arms terminating in smaller circular pivots with hanging holes. Both arms struck on both sides with "J.M.DOW" at left and "N.YORK" at right, all in raised roman letters in rectangles. Beam only; no stand, hooks or pans.
Currently not on view
Object Name
beam balance
Object Type
date made
ca 1830
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
overall: 1 in x 15 in x 5 3/8 in; 2.54 cm x 38.1 cm x 13.6525 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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