"Chatillon's Improved Circular Spring Balance"

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Description
Spring balance, weighs up to 60 pounds. Vertical, rectangular sheet iron case has hanging ring at top and looped hook at bottom. Brass faceplate is stamped at center with a dial graduated to 20 pounds, every two pounds numbered and ounces marked; product name and information appear above and below. Slide at bottom end is marked for every revolution or 20 pounds up to three revolutions. Cast iron pointer.
Maker is John Chatillon & Sons of New York, NY; 1835-present.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1840 - 1870
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
brass (faceplate material)
iron, sheet (case material)
iron, cast (pointer material)
steel (spring material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/4 in x 17 1/8 in x 4 1/8 in; 3.175 cm x 43.4975 cm x 10.4775 cm
ID Number
1978.0939.033
accession number
1978.0939
catalog number
1978.0939.033
Credit Line
Gift of John Paul Remensnyder
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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