Hand balance with a 4.5-inch steel beam, two deep copper pans, and four brass weights (marked 3, 4, 8 and 32). The whole fits in a rectangular wooden case, with a paper inside the lid marked “A Table by which may be Calculated the Value of any Weight of Diamonds” and “All sorts of Scales & Weights for Diamonds &c made & sold BY DE GRAVE, SHORT & COMPY. (Late M. Degrave & Son) 59, ST. MARTIN LE GRAND, LONDON.”

Date Made: 1845-1851

Maker: DeGrave, Short and Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, London

Subject: Weights & Measures


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CH.335522Catalog Number: 335522Accession Number: 321714

Object Name: Diamond ScalesObject Type: Scales

Measurements: each pan: 14 mm x 34 mm; 9/16 in x 1 5/16 intweezers: 10.2 cm; 4 inweight 1:;case: 2.4 cm x 12.8 cm x 7.4 cm; 15/16 in x 5 1/16 in x 2 15/16 inbeam: 11.2 cm; 4 7/16 intable: 11.5 cm x 6 cm; 4 1/2 in x 2 3/8 inoverall in case: 1 1/8 in x 5 in x 3 in; 2.8575 cm x 12.7 cm x 7.62 cm


Record Id: nmah_2952

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