Balance

Description
Both ends of the beam of this large brass balance are marked, front and back, “W. & T. AVERY LTD. / BIRMINGHAM.” The middle of the beam is marked “TO WEIGH 10 LBS.” The stanchion is marked “CLASS B.” There is a 7-inch brass dish, and a 10.5-inch ceramic plate.
The firm of W. & T. Avery began in business, as such, in 1818; and became a Ltd. firm in 1891.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
around 1900
maker
W & T Avery Ltd
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
ID Number
1997.0197.07
catalog number
1997.0197.07
accession number
1997.0197
subject
Weights & Measures
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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