Scale

Description (Brief)
This hand-held coin balance has an iron beam, and pans and weights of brass. There are 18 square-tapered weights and 8 fraction weights, housed in a hinged wooden case. The set was made in Germany by John Peter Poppenberg, and dated 1780.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
scale
date made
ca 1780
maker
John Peter Poppenberg
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
iron (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 in x 7 3/16 in x 3 3/4 in; 2.54 cm x 18.288 cm x 9.525 cm
place made
Germany
ID Number
1991.0664.0897
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 985
catalog number
1991.0664.0897
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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