Hanging balance with a 24-inch cylindrical wooden beam, and 11-inch wooden circular pans, all painted red and black. One pan is marked “0.5”. The index is brass, as are the loops at either end of the beam. A torn paper tag reads, in part, “U.S. CUSTOMS.”

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Weights & Measures


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CH.027839Catalog Number: 027839Accession Number: 1979.0768

Object Name: BalanceObject Type: Balances

Measurements: suspension: 75 cm x 88.3 cm; 29 1/2 in x 34 3/4 inbeam:;each pan: 6 cm x 28 cm; x 2 3/8 in x 11 inoverall; pan, each: 2 1/2 in x 11 1/8 in; 6.35 cm x 28.2575 cmoverall; beam: 24 in x 4 3/4 in x 1 1/8 in; 60.96 cm x 12.065 cm x 2.8575 cm


Record Id: nmah_1665

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