Scale

Description (Brief)
This is an early eighteenth century hand-held coin balance in a wooden box. It has a 5-inch iron beam, and 1.6-inch brass pans. The interior lid of the box has a paper label which lists the weights of gold and silver coins of various European countries. The box has recesses for a nested weight set and some fraction weights. The weights are missing.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
scale
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
iron (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5/8 in x 6 3/4 in x 2 in; 1.5875 cm x 17.145 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
1991.0664.0898
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 986
catalog number
1991.0664.0898
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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