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Description
This hand-held pocket coin balance was made by the Poppenberg Brothers in Germany. The beam is iron and the pans are brass. There are 21 square-tapered weights and 9 fraction weights housed inside the the wooden case with a hinged lid. The paper label on the interior of the lid is marked with the makers's names.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
scale
date made
1807
maker
Poppenberg Brothers
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
iron (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3/4 in x 7 5/16 in x 4 1/4 in; 1.905 cm x 18.542 cm x 10.795 cm
place made
Germany
ID Number
1991.0664.0896
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 984
catalog number
1991.0664.0896
subject
Pharmacy
Art
European Apothecary
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Related Publication
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection
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