Balance

Description
The “J. MARDEN” and “BALTIMORE” inscriptions on both sides of the beam of this large brass instrument refer to Jesse Marden (1800-ca. 1876), a master scale maker in Baltimore.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
around 1850
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Physical Description
metal, brass (disjoint section material)
Measurements
beam: 28 in x 19 in; 71.12 cm x 48.26 cm
pans: 10 in; 25.4 cm
ID Number
MG.M-12402.1
catalog number
M-12402.1A
accession number
285854
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association
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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