Unequal-arm counter balance with a cast-iron base, large brass scoop, and two heavy iron weights.

Date Made: around 1900

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Weights & Measures


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1997.0197.02Accession Number: 1997.0197Catalog Number: 1997.0197.02

Object Name: Balance, Unequal ArmOther Terms: Balance, Unequal Arm; Manufacturing And Dispensing Equipment

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 12 1/2 in x 18 3/4 in x 10 in; 31.75 cm x 47.625 cm x 25.4 cmweight 1: 3 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 7.62 cm x 6.985 cm x 4.445 cmweight 2: 1 3/4 in x 2 in x 1 in; 4.445 cm x 5.08 cm x 2.54 cm


Record Id: nmah_687764

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