Hand balance with a 6-inch iron beam and 2.5-inch brass pans, in a rectangular wooden box marked “J. H. Halsey.” Accessories include weights, two vials of powder, and four recipes.

Date Made: ca 1840

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Weights & Measures


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Credit Line: John P. M. Johnston

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1980.0763.01Accession Number: 1980.0763Catalog Number: 1980.0763.01

Object Name: Balance, Handhand scalebalance

Physical Description: cotton (string material)metal (weights material)metal (beam material)metal (hanger material)metal (pans(2) material)wood (case material)Measurements: overall - case: 1 1/4 in x 7 in x 3 1/2 in; 3.175 cm x 17.78 cm x 8.89 cm


Record Id: nmah_733538

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