Beam Balance

Description
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 incuse on both sides "J. L. BROWN (arched) / NEW·YORK (curved)" in roman letters. Beam only; no stand, hooks or pans.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
beam balance
Object Type
scale
date made
ca 1841 - 1842
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/8 in x 20 1/8 in x 6 7/8 in; 2.8575 cm x 51.1175 cm x 17.4625 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
1978.0939.032
accession number
1978.0939
catalog number
1978.0939.032
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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